South Suffolk Conservative Association 
Working together for a better future  
 

A FAREWELL MESSAGE FROM PETER 

It is almost 20 years since I arrived in South Suffolk as a trainee Agent, under the guidance of Carys Parry, and over 15 years since I returned as Agent, following Carys's departure. During that time it has always been my aim to not only retain it at the parliamentary level but to return a Conservative Administration to Babergh District Council, which we have at last achieved. 
 
At the end of June I am moving, I await to see what the next great challenge is, but would like to say many thanks to everyone who has made the last 20 years such an enjoyable experience. Sue and I will miss you all, however we will, of course, both be representing the Conservative Party on Babergh District Council. 
 
Good Luck! 
 
Peter and Sue Burgoyne 

Conservatives in South Suffolk 

The South Suffolk Conservative Association was formed in 1983 following a periodic boundary review. At that time the constituency stretched from the Shotley Peninsula in the East to Haverhill in the West. In 1995 some 20% of the Constituency from Clare through to Haverhill was moved into a new constituency. Since its inception, Tim Yeo has been the Member of Parliament. 
 
General Election Result 
 
On Friday 8th May, James Cartlidge was declared elected as member of Parliament for South Suffolk. 
 
The votes cast were: 
 
James Cartlidge (Conservative) 27,546.  
Jane Basham (Labour ) 10,001 
Steven Whalley (UKIP) 8,655 
Grace Weaver (Lib Dem) 4.044 
Robert Lindsay (Green) 2,253 
Others 328 
 
The Majority was 17,545 
 
HISTORY OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY 
During the long history of The Conservative Party it has passed through many phases and changes. For much of modern British history it has been the dominant governing UK party. The Conservative Party has remained relevant because its programme and outlook have always been allowed to adapt for any changes in the social and political environment. It is proud to have never been exclusively linked to any one issue or group. The core Conservative principles are what unites the Party and provides the basis for all policy: 
 
FREEDOM 
Conservatives stand for less interference from the state - freedom for individuals, families, voluntary groups and businesses. 
 
ENTERPRISE 
Conservatives want to keep taxes low and set businesses free from red tape to help Britain compete in the global economy. 
 
RESPONSIBILITY 
Conservatives believe that the more you trust people, the more power and responsibility they are given, the stronger they and society become. We believe in giving every individual the skills to take control of their life, and in giving communities the power to improve their neighbourhoods. Allied to this is a recognition of the importance of maintaining law and order, supporting the family and protecting the environment for future generations. 
 
NATION 
Conservatives want to safeguard the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, maintain strong defence and uphold our right to national self-government. 
 
If you share these values, please consider joining the Conservative Party and support us in working for a better future in South Suffolk. 
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