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New Ipswich MP Jack Abbott: “I’m really excited and ready for the challenge” | News
New Ipswich MP Jack Abbott: “I’m really excited and ready for the challenge” | News

Jack Abbott tells us he will prioritize the city’s problems and people

Author: Sian RochePublished 1 day ago

Ipswich’s new MP told us that improving the city centre will be one of his priorities.

Labour’s Jack Abbott was elected on Friday with a majority of 7,403 votes, defeating Conservative Tom Hunt, who had held the seat since 2019.

He told Greatest Hits Radio what he would focus on now that he was in power: “It’s no secret that the city centre is not where we want it to be. So one of the first things I’m going to do is bring organisations, councils and businesses together to really think about how we can revitalise our city centre.”

“I want to know what support they need from me and a Labour government to make sure we get it done.

“Some of it will take some time, but I’m really looking forward to it and I’m ready for the challenge.”

Jack also stated that he would prioritise local people and issues: “I have been knocking on doors in Ipswich for twelve years now and I have never seen such poverty and exhaustion as I see in Ipswich today.”

“We have a huge challenge ahead of us to ensure that we can ease the pressure on people and their families…

“We will bring the city together and build a new future for Ipswich.

Ipswich election results

Jack Abbott, Labour – 19,099 votes

Tom Hunt, Conservative) – 11,696

James Sandbach, Liberal Democrats – 2,241

Tony Love, Reform UK – 7,227 votes

Adria Pittock, Green Party – 3,656

Terence Kevin Charles, Heritage Party – 151

Freddie Sofar, Communist Party of Great Britain – 205

Labour MP for Ipswich Jack Abbott after his victory

Jack Abbott’s victory speech

After the results were announced, Ipswich MP Jack Abbott took the podium and made his speech:

“I thank all the people who have placed their trust in me.

“I am so honored to be where I am now and I will not let you down.

“To all those who did not vote for me, I will serve you diligently and tirelessly.

“No more divisive politics. We will bring Ipswich together.”

“I am standing in this general election because I am proud of Ipswich, because I know we have so much potential and because I want to bring about the change we all so desperately need.

“Now it’s up to me to make these promises a reality.

“People can’t wait for change. That’s why I’m going to get to work right away to put an end to the chaos of the last 14 years. No more band-aids.”

“No more tricks. Instead we will have leadership, unity and ambition and a lot of hard work. In short, I will turn this office back into a public service.”

“These are also the values ​​of Keir Starmer and the Labour Party.

“Keir has transformed our party from a party focused on itself to a party that is once again at the service of the British people. We went into the election campaign as a changed Labour Party, ready to change Britain. The country comes before the party. Every time.”

“Ipswich has voted for change. Now we are getting to work to give our city a new future.”

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By Isla