Unlike the Cameron led, Belize funded Conservative Party - Us in the Labour Party have policies- and you all can read them - no hidden agendas. Is it not about time Cameron just came out with his policies rather than spending the Belize millions in marginal seats.
That is what politics should be about, policies and hard work not cash for glossy leaflets!
You can read OUR policies here - A Future Fair For All
In this blog I will be giving my political opinions on both issues at home and abroad. I will also focus on the issues that affect the people of Ipswich and in particular those who live in Rushmere Ward. I will also try and give an insight to how I will be campaigning in Rushmere and Ipswich as we fight against the savage cuts imposed by this Tory Government
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
'A Future Fair For All'
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Labels: A Future Fair For All, Belize, Cameron, Labour Policies
Tuesday, 2 March 2010
Name the 'Bacon Loop' after Herbert Clarke
Herbert George Clarke
Phil Smart the Labour Councillor for Bridge in Ipswich recently explained to me the story behind the HG Clarke Gardens on Wherstead Road, Ipswich.
When a number of new roads were being built in that area, it was decided to give them an engineering theme, and Peppercorn Way is named after the designer of the A1 Steam Locomotive, at the time of the naming of these streets, Herbert George Clarke's son made himself known and he retold the story of his fathers heroics.
In 1944, a munitions train was traveling though Soham and caught fire,, the station was destroyed and if not for the bravery of four rail men the town itself would have been blown to pieces.More about there brave actions can be found here.
The bravery of the driver, Benjamin Gimbert and the Fireman James Nightall was rewarded with the award of the George Cross to both men. the Signalman who died on that night,Frank Bridges and the Guard - George Clarke did not receive any public recognition.
That is until 1996, when a public garden was named after him at Peppercorn Way.
But I think the naming of the 'Bacon loop' after him and with further improvements to be made to the track towards Soham, maybe part of that to be named after Frank Bridges would be a much more fitting tribute. Herbert George Clarke a true Ipswich hero.
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