I've been speaking to many residents over the last few weeks on what they are most concerned about locally and nationally.
Locally - it's an obvious one - the state of the traffic in Ipswich. No-one can deny how dreadful it's been over the last couple of years with all the road works, which hopefully are coming to an end soon. It's hell for residents going to and from their place of work.
But the top conversation nationally is Immigration - and who can blame us?
I'm sorry but I will never be convinced that this huge influx of people whether from Europe or outside of it has a net benefit effect on our country. It's a myth perpetrated by the Left with statistics to confuse and bamboozle, to cover up for the fact they failed big time in keeping immigration to a sensible level. We know that they purposely set out to increase the votes for them, by allowing this awful reckless open door policy.
I don't believe that our young don't want jobs in hotels, bars etc - of course they do and I know many of them are trying to do just that.
I don't believe that we wouldn't have had enough nurses in our NHS - of course we would have had! If we were ever in a position where we needed more nurses then we would have instigated a drive to recruit and give incentives, just like we have done in the past with public sector jobs.
It's ludicrous to suggest that we needed all these people when we haven't got enough houses, school places, or jobs. Our housing needs are virtually impossible to solve in the near future. Yes, there are benefits and yes I love the diversity but there is no doubt about it. Labour's open door policy has wrecked our country and I fear it is irreversible. Nearly every person I spoke to, whether a Labour voter or a Tory brought up concerns about immigration as one of their top 3 priorities. As their representative, I have to be their voice. But what power do I have? - None really except to join them in repeating that I feel the same.
And now what next - Romanians and Bulgarians that can claim as soon as they get here? Where Kent council is already planning 2 centres because they believe many Roma children will be dumped on the boats on the way here so that we have to look after them, at our expense, while they settle in and make their child benefit claims? They can only be planning this based on good intelligence - or will the Left say they are making it up?
Are we mad?!! This is why when we are so good and kind and thoughtful and generous and spend our money to help others, it is taken for granted and used against us for selfish ends by those who think we are mugs. They are not OUR children - what about OUR children? Let's spend the money on them.
This is why people are fed up with immigration - British people love to give but do not like to be taken advantage of. It hurts our sense of decency, fairness and good old British justice. And it will cause resentment, whether we think that's right or not. And if there is any sort of emotional unhappiness then that is a sign that things are not right. So obvious, but instead of listening to their side of things, the left bully and mock those who fear for their country.
Unless David Cameron can renegotiate in Europe, eliminating our need to take in anyone in the EU, irrespective of OUR needs, then I will be fighting for us to leave the EU as loud as I can.
And it will be as a Tory - we have achieved so much in such a short space of time and we are the only party that can be trusted to take immigration seriously alongside the economy.
Labour had their chance at both, and they failed us all
including their own children....