Councillor Martin Cook
Councillor Martin Cook

I’m proud to have been selected by the Labour Party to stand again in the local elections on Thursday 4 May.

Representing Gainsborough has been hard work, but it has also been one of the greatest honours of my life. Working with fellow Councillor Lynne Mortimer as part of the Labour-run Ipswich Borough Council I have been proud to make a difference for our area difference by:

  1. Delivering a new kid’s play area on Landseer Park
  2. Supporting our community groups with funding, including £40,000 for the BMX Track on Landseer Park
  3. Funding extra police foot patrols in the town centre to deter crime and anti-social behaviour
  4. Pushing Suffolk County Council on the state of our roads
  5. Securing the removal of the Maryon Road chicane
  6. Tackling grafitti, fly-tipping, littering and replacing worn out street nameplates
  7. Building more than 260 good quality council homes for Ipswich residents
  8. Lowering Council Tax bills for more than 10,000 Ipswich households
  9. Providing a free Summer I-Card for young people
  10. Keeping brown bins free of charge

A vote for me on Thursday 4 May will keep me working for Gainsborough for another four years. There is much more to be done, including:

  • Delivering 26 new council homes and a new play area on Hawke Road
  • Upgrading the Maryon Road play area as part of our £3.5 million programme
  • Developing plans to rebuild Gainsborough Sports Centre
  • Investing in our town centre to attract new businesses
  • Supporting local people with neighbourhood and council issues

I’m here to represent you, so if something else is important to you, please get in touch.

If you vote at the polling station you’ll need to take photo ID with you this year. For most people this will be a passport, driving license or older person’s bus pass. For the full list of acceptable photo ID please visit the Electoral Commission website.

More and more people are choosing to vote by post. If you would like a postal vote in time for this election you’ll need to apply to the Council by 5pm on Tuesday 18 April . See the Ipswich Labour Party website for more information and to download the form.

Vote Labour on Thursday 4 May and together we can build a better Ipswich.

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