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Jo Churchill MP “seeking solutions” to rural broadband coverage

On Thursday 2nd June at the Suffolk Show, Jo Churchill MP met with representatives of BT Openreach, the National Farming Union (NFU), county councillors and local farmers to discuss the challenges of rural broadband roll-out to Suffolk. The meeting intended to bring together all sides from industry experts, local leaders and businesses within the community to address the issue of delivering sufficient broadband coverage, to rural areas affect by poor connectivity.

Jo Churchill MP calls for “clarity” ahead of Magistrates Court meeting

On Thursday 9th June, Jo Churchill MP will be meeting at Ipswich Magistrates Court with representatives from HM Courts and Tribunal Service to discuss what measures are being taken in the closure of the Bury St Edmunds Magistrates Court, as alternative arrangements are made to maintain local justice to Bury St Edmunds.

Jo Churchill MP supports local sustainable enterprise

On Friday 27th May Jo Churchill MP visited Orchard Barn, a local social enterprise specialising in natural and traditional building projects. She met with over thirty dedicated staff and volunteers at the Environmental Education Centre.

Jo Churchill MP opens new Bury St Edmunds nursery and pre-school

On Friday 6th May, Jo Churchill MP visited and officially opened Guildhall Feoffment Pre-School and Nursery to its new site on at New Shire Hall, Bury St Edmunds. Managed by Tracey Bucher, Guildhall Feoffment Pre-School and Nursery has recently been recognised as being in the UK’s top 5% for phonics teaching. The new site offers a spacious environment with free flow play areas between indoor and outdoor spaces, allowing play and learning to develop.

Jo Churchill MP inspects A14 in meeting with Highways England

On Monday 9th May, Jo Churchill MP met with representatives from Highways England, local residents groups and parish councils on a site visit to a stretch of the A14 in Stowmarket. The meeting discussed the current state of the A14 concrete section and particularly the impact it has upon local residents, represented at the meeting by a Wetherden, Harleston and Haughley interest group.

Representing the region: A year in the life of

Harold Wilson famously said “a week is a long time in politics”. What I have learned, is that a year is a very short time in the busy life of a backbench Member of Parliament. Next week marks a year since my election and with twelve months already passed, I look towards the events that will follow this year, which could alter our politics for generations to come.

Jo Churchill MP confirms support for campaign to remain in the European Union

On the 23rd June 2016 we will have one choice to make, to stay in or to leave the European Union.  My vote will be to stay. My reason for doing so is not a blind love of the EU, but a pragmatism over the areas I believe are important in our world;  namely trade and security, which for me add up to our collective ability to influence decision making on the world stage.