gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP celebrates national "Order of Mercy" award for St Nicholas Hospice Volunteer.

Wednesday, 1 June, 2011

David Ruffley MP has been asked to attend the League of Mercy ceremony at Mansion House in London on 1 June on the occasion of the investiture of Distinguished Volunteers with the badge of the Order of Mercy.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP "New statistics show Bury St Edmunds is faring better than national average."

Friday, 27 May, 2011

Commenting on new statistics on the Suffolk economy fromthe Nationwide 'Parliamentary Constituency Profiler' Mr Ruffley said:

'New figures out this week show 15% of the workingpopulation of Bury St Edmunds are in skilled trades, as opposed to 11% of theUK wide working population. Only 10% of our local population have noqualifications whatsoever, whereas the UK wide average is worse at 13%. Thisclearly shows that the people of Bury St Edmunds have the know how and drive tobounce back in these difficult times.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP to Attend 16 Air Assault Brigade Service of Remembrance

Wednesday, 8 June, 2011

David Ruffley MP to Attend 16 Air Assault Brigade Service of Remembrance

David Ruffley MP will attend a Service of Remembrance for the 16 Air Assault Brigade on 8 June at St Edmundsbury Cathedral. The 16 Air Assault Brigade is the largest unit in the British Army, elements of which are based at Wattisham in Mr Ruffley's constituency.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP Officially Opens New Edmund House at West Suffolk College

Friday, 6 May, 2011

David Ruffley MP will officially open Edmund House at West Suffolk College on 6 May. The 1950's industrial building has been converted into brand new accommodation for students and staff.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP wants apprenticeships to come to West Suffolk College

Monday, 11 April, 2011

David Ruffley MP, commenting on the recent announcementby the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the 2011 Budget that the Government willprovide an extra 50,000 apprenticeship places said:

'I warmly welcome these extra 50,000 apprenticeshipplaces. The Government has committed to providing funding for these extra50,000 on top of 200,000 already promised over the next four years. The totalfunding for apprenticeships in the next year will be raised to £1,328 million.In the year 2011-12 it will be raised further to £1,404 million.

gjhfgjhhCourt Orders for Mortgage Repossession and Landlord Repossession fell in Bury St Edmunds constituency in Suffolk 2010

Monday, 11 April, 2011

David Ruffley MP has written to the secretary of Statefor Justice Jonathan Djanogly about the rates of repossession in hisconstituency of Bury St Edmunds. The answer he received shows that there hasbeen sharp decrease in the amount of mortgage repossessions, repossessions ofprivate property, and landlord repossessions, evictions from rented accommodation,in Bury St Edmunds and Suffolk from the period of 2009-2010.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP to receive a petition to save Needham Market Library on Thursday 21 April 2011 at 11am.

Thursday, 21 April, 2011

On Thursday 21 April David Ruffley MP will be meeting a crowd of concerned Needham Market residents to receive a petition to save the local Library.

Mr Ruffley said, 'I feel very strongly about the proposed closure of local libraries and it is apparent from the number of letters and emails I have received over the last few months that my constituents share my concerns.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP praises village community spirit at the Battisford Punch Bowl Community Inn on Easter Monday at 12 noon.

Monday, 25 April, 2011

David Ruffley MP has been invited by Mr Chris Knock to visit the newly restored Punch Bowl Community Inn and say a few words on Easter Monday at 12 noon.

Mr Ruffley said; 'The Punch Bowl Community Inn is a classic example of Suffolk's Big Society. After nearly two years of closure I am thrilled to see that this much loved Inn will be reopening to the public. In these hard economic times it is great to see that community spirit is alive and well in our villages.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP attends the Bury St Edmunds Passion Play on Good Friday 2011 (21 April)

Friday, 22 April, 2011

David Ruffley MP spent his Good Friday as a member of the crowd in this year's Passion Play.

This year the play took to the streets and paraded from St Edmundsbury Cathedral- where the Last Supper was enacted to the Apex building, where the trial was enacted.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP raises concerns of consultants at West Suffolk Hospital with Minister in Commons Chamber.

Tuesday, 26 April, 2011

On the 26 April 2011 David Ruffley MP questioned Health Minister Simon Burns on health reforms which would directly affect West Suffolk Hospital:

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