Former SCC leader calls time after 20 years

A former Leader of Suffolk County Council will not be seeking re-election in May after what will be 20 years as a County Councillor – representing four different seats across Ipswich. Bryony Rudkin was first elected to Suffolk County Council in 1997, representing Stoke Park in Ipswich, before switching to Priory Heath in 2001. In 2005 boundary changes saw her move to a new double … Continue reading Former SCC leader calls time after 20 years

No Northern Fringe without infrastructure says SCC

Suffolk County Council look set to advise Ipswich Borough Council not to determine a planning application for 1100 homes on the Ipswich Northern Fringe unless more work is done to identify funding for infrastructure – potentially including a new distributor or relief road to the north of the town. A report to the County Council’s Cabinet, to be considered on Tuesday, says that not enough … Continue reading No Northern Fringe without infrastructure says SCC

Lib Dem win confirms SCC as hung council

Suffolk’s latest Liberal Democrat County Councillor said he was “overwhelmed” to be elected to represent the market town of Hadleigh. Suffolk County Council is now officially a hung council, after the ruling Tories lost yesterday’s crucial by-election. The by-election was caused by the resignation of Independent councillor Brian Riley, who had been elected as a Tory but was kicked out of the Tory group when … Continue reading Lib Dem win confirms SCC as hung council

Top Tory deselected amid feud accusation

A former Chairman and Deputy Leader of Suffolk County Council has been deselected as a candidate for next year’s local elections. Christopher Hudson, who was Chairman of the Suffolk authority in 2014-15 and Deputy Leader from 2015 until earlier this year, was deselected as a candidate for the Kesgrave Division, which he currently represents, and will be replaced as a candidate by Philip Mutton. The … Continue reading Top Tory deselected amid feud accusation

Five fight for Hadleigh

Five candidates will contest the Hadleigh County Council By Election on Thursday 22nd September, seeking to replace former councillor Brian Riley, who resigned at the end of July after eighteen months of controversy. The five candidates – three women and two men – will also be battling for control of the County Council, since a series of by-election losses mean the Tories are currently running … Continue reading Five fight for Hadleigh