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SSCA Annual Dinner with the Rt Hon Philip Hammond

The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP gave a very entertaining and informative speech.  Sprinkled with humour, the Chancellor answered numerous questions from members who at the end proclaimed the evening a great success.


Hadleigh Cheese and Wine

The Cheese & Wine event held last Thursday in Hadleigh Guildhall was a great success.   People came from all corners of the constituency including Clare and Long Melford.   The attendance was very good and with our MP's excellent speech the atmosphere was friendly, relaxed and enjoyable.     

Manningtree could get new bridge or tunnel to ease road and rail issues

ransport Secretary Chris Grayling, South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge and North Essex MP Bernard Jenkin look at the plans of Manningtree crossing.

Two MPs from either side of the Suffolk/Essex border have linked up to ask for government support for a new rail crossing at Manningtree.

James Cartlidge MP visit to Shotley Pier

Work to restore historic Suffolk pier ‘underlines the strength of community spirit’

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge and Shotley Pier Group chairman John Davitt on the pier. Picture: SHOTLEY PIER GROUP

Clare & Cavendish Christmas Social

The event was hosted by Branch Chairman Mrs Sarah Pugh and Association Chair Alaric Pugh and MP James Cartlidge was in attendance.

The event was very well attended and thanks go to Mr Shannon Craig who provided the mulled wine and Mrs Beth Salmon who helped with refreshments.