Since being elected as your MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich in 2010 Dan’s main priority has been to meet with residents from all parts of his Central Suffolk in order to hear their views and help with their problems. His successful Meet Your MP events have taken place in many parishes across Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, from Wickham Market to Palgrave. Dan always enjoys the opportunity to meet with residents, and to hear their views as well as to update them on the work he is doing as your MP. He would like to extend his thanks to Honorary Parish Clerk Nicholas Redman for inviting him to attend. He looks forward to his next Meet Your MP event.
Dr Dan enjoyed a visit to one of Central Suffolk’s smaller parishes at Great Glemham for the annual parish council meeting, where he answered a number of questions, ranging from the Government’s support for faster broadband in rural areas, giving more powers to rural parishes as part of the Coalition’s Localism Act, his work in Parliament to support farming, and the need to provide more community-focussed health and social care to look after our growing number of older people in Suffolk. Dan also addressed specific concerns relating to the possible effect on school bus services if the proposed Saxmundham Free School is given the green light following consultation with local parents.
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Social Care Funding (17 Oct 2018)
Daniel Poulter: My right hon. Friend is right to highlight the link between healthcare and social care. If we are to care properly for people with the long-term conditions he has outlined, we need to have a more joined-up and integrated system. It is hard to deliver that when we have a taxpayer-funded NHS and a social care system in which many people now have to pay for their own care. In looking for a...
Offensive Weapons Bill: Ipswich-London Rail Fares (15 Oct 2018)
Daniel Poulter: I thank my hon. Friend’s welcome news on capping rail fares, but does he not also agree that it is difficult for customers to disaggregate the cost of the fare—those in Ipswich are very high per mile by national standards—from reliability and speed of service? Despite the cost of tickets from Ipswich, reliability and speed of service have not improved over the years....