Paul Geater

Funding dementia care is a very difficult issue.

We must be prepared to pay the bill for dementia care

The situation at the Care UK residential and nursing homes in Suffolk is a matter of great concern for anyone with family members or friends who rely on them.

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Counting the votes at Clacton last week - but is any party ready to fight next year's general election?

Does any party want to win next year’s general election?

One thing that has become clear as a result of last week’s Clacton and Heywood by-elections is the fact that seven months out from a general election, British politics is in a difficult place.

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Douglas Carswell, shares a joke with UKIP party leader Nigel Farage as they wait for the results of the Clacton constituency parliamentary by-election held atClacton town hall in Essex. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date:Friday October 10, 2014. See PA story POLL Clacton. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Essex: Can Douglas Carswell hang on to Clacton for UKIP next May?

Clacton 2014. A sea-change or a mid-term protest vote? Political veteran PAUL GEATER isn’t sure the by-election has broken the mould of British politics just yet.

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Douglas Carswell is set to win the by-election. But what about next year's general election?

Opinion: Douglas Carswell may be on his way back to Westminster – but will he only have time to tidy up his office?

If all the pollsters and bookmakers are right, former Tory MP Douglas Carswell is heading back to Westminster as UKIP’s first elected MP, writes Paul Geater.

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Mark Bee at a broadband box, watched by Bill Murphy of BT and Waveney MP Peter Aldous.

Rural Suffolk has to get itself connected to the 21st century

When we moved to Ipswich from rural Suffolk nearly 30 years ago, we thought this would be for the next 20 or so years – that eventually we’d like to move back to the countryside or a market town.

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