Paul Geater

Paul Geater with his letter explaining how his tax was spent. Photograph Simon Parker

What does our tax statement really tell us about Treasury?

I got my first ever income tax statement this week – breaking down where all the money I’ve paid directly to the government has gone.

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Bury is thriving as a modern shopping location - whatever Londoners believe about the turnips on the market.

London-based government is not the answer for the shires

As a place, I rather like London. As someone who lives in Ipswich I like the fact that I can be in the West End within 90 minutes or at Stratford with the Olympic Park and gateway to Dockland within 60.

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Who will be the new Tory candidate for Bury St Edmunds?

Bury’s Tory selection will be a watershed for Suffolk politics

By this time next week there will be a new Tory candidate in place to fight Bury St Edmunds at next year’s general election.

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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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