gjhfgjhhRuffley takes Government to task over delays to Stowmarket Relief Road

Tuesday, 25 September, 2007

'It is time for the new Prime Minister's new Transport Secretary to show what she can do for Stowmarket.'

David Ruffley has today written to Ruth Kelly, Secretary of State for Transport, following further delays in the start date for the B1115 Stowmarket Relief Road. David is urging her to look into the matter urgently and give him a personal assurance that her Department will give immediate funding approval for this important scheme so that construction can commence.

gjhfgjhhRuffley supports Museum of East Anglian Life development project

Monday, 24 September, 2007

David Ruffley has today publicly expressed his strong support for the Museum of East Anglian Life's development project which will transform the Museum into a flagship institution for Stowmarket.

David has written to Richard Ellis, Chairman of the East of England Development Agency (EEDA), setting out the reasons why financial support from EEDA is so crucial to the project. The Museum is hoping to attract funding of £1.7 million from EEDA.

gjhfgjhhRuffley to attend West Suffolk College graduation ceremony

Friday, 21 September, 2007

David Ruffley MP will be at the West Suffolk College Graduation Ceremony at Bury St Edmunds Cathedral on Saturday 22 September.

David said:

'It is always a great pleasure to attend the West Suffolk College Graduation Ceremony.

'Our area has benefited hugely through the provision of higher education facilities at the College.

'The College consistently receives first class reports from Ofsted which is reflection, not only of the fantastic facilities and opportunities on offer, but also of the excellent quality of teaching and the hard work put in by staff.

gjhfgjhhRuffley launches "Support Your Local Hospital" Freepost address

Monday, 1 October, 2007

David Ruffley MP has today announced the launch of a designated Freepost address which his constituents can use to contact him with their concerns about the West Suffolk Hospital.

From 1 October local people will be able to write to David without incurring any postage cost at:


The Constituency Office

Bury St Edmunds

IP30 9UP

David said:

gjhfgjhhShadow Chancellor to officially open the new headquarters of Beckett Investment Management Group

Monday, 15 October, 2007

The Shadow Chancellor, George Osborne MP, will be officially opening Dettingen House, the new headquarters of Beckett Investment Management Group and Insurance Risk Solutions Limited, on Friday 19 October 2007 at 10.30am.

David Ruffley and George Osborne will be given a tour of the building by Chris Barnes and Paul Chubbuck, the companies' two Managing Directors, and meet with members of staff.

gjhfgjhhRuffley in new multiple mobile village surgeries

Monday, 15 October, 2007

David Ruffley MP will be taking his regular advice surgeries on the road in a tour of some of the villages in his constituency starting on Friday 19 October.

David will be holding surgeries on Friday 19 October at:

Rattlesden Village Hall between 4.00pm and 4.45pm

Beyton Middle School between 5.00pm and 5.45pm

Hessett Village Hall between 6.00pm and 6.45pm

Constituents wishing to make an appointment should contact David's local office on 01359 244 199.

David said:

gjhfgjhhRuffley outlines plans to cut tax for Suffolk families

Sunday, 14 October, 2007

David Ruffley MP has today explained how new Conservative Party proposals, designed to help first-time buyers, will benefit people living in the Bury St Edmunds constituency.

The proposals include:

Cutting stamp duty for first time buyers- The current stamp duty threshold is just £125,000. The Conservatives will abolish stamp duty for first-time buyers on homes sold at up to £250,000.

gjhfgjhhRuffley's innovative website nominated as a national finalist in the BCS Website Awards

Monday, 22 October, 2007

David Ruffley MP's website DavidRuffleyMP.com has been nominated as a finalist in the British Computer Society MP Website Awards 2007.

Awards are given to the best MP websites in three categories:




There is also an award for the website selected as overall winner.

Only 35 MPs, of the 646 in the House of Commons, have had their website nominated for an award.

gjhfgjhhRuffley backs Healthcare Commission that West Suffolk Hospital services are 'Excellent'

Monday, 22 October, 2007

David Ruffley MP has today stated that the Healthcare Commission's annual survey of health trusts highlights the hard work and dedication of Suffolk's healthcare professionals while underlining the stark reality of the Governments neglect of shire counties.

All NHS trusts receive a rating made up of two sections- one focusing on quality of services and another for management of resources. Both sections are scored on a four-point scale ranging from 'weak' to 'excellent'.

gjhfgjhhRuffley: "We must fight for our post offices - the lifeblood of our villages!"

Tuesday, 23 October, 2007

David Ruffley MP has today written to all the Sub-Postmasters in his constituency outlining the threat that the Post Office's Network Change Programme poses to sub-post offices.

David has offered all Sub-Postmasters in his constituency his full support for the retention of sub-post office services in their area.

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