I'm Dr Dan Poulter, MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich. The people of Suffolk are always my first priority, but when time permits, I continue to work as an NHS hospital doctor. I live locally and am a dedicated and hard working constituency MP. Please feel free to get in touch with me if I can help you in any way. Click here if you would like to receive my newsletter about what I am doing on your behalf on important local issues. Your details will not be passed to any third parties and you are free to cancel the updates at any time.

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Dr Dan Poulter MP

05 OCT 2015

Meeting with Ipswich Buses

Dr Dan met with Jeremy Cooper, Managing Director of Ipswich Buses, and Ipswich Cllrs Chris Stewart, Erion Xhaferaj and Robin Vickery, to discuss the revised route of the number 19 bus in North Ipswich. Having been contacted by many constituents regarding this route, Dr Dan called the meeting as he found it unacceptable that the older and more vulnerable members of our community are required to...

04 OCT 2015

Dr Dan Awards Framlingham St John Ambulance Super Badgers

Dr Dan presented awards to several members of the Framlingham St John Ambulance at a special ceremony in the Framlingham Division headquarters. Dr Dan awarded special awards to both adults and children, and Super Badger Awards, the highest level award for 5-10 year olds, to Hayden, Hannah, Aleena and Erin. As a doctor himself, Dr Dan congratulated them all for their hard work and...

02 OCT 2015

Follow-up Flooding Meeting in Rushmere St Andrew

Dr Dan organised a follow-up meeting to review progress on the long-standing flooding issues in Rushmere St Andrew with representatives from Anglian Water, Suffolk County Council, Cllr Robert Whiting and local residents. Last year, Dr Dan intervened to demand action, after he was contacted by a number of residents concerned about flooding problems on The Street close to Chesnut Pond. Suffolk...

29 SEP 2015

Cafe Connect, Framlingham

Dr Dan joined Rev Matthew Smith and Framlingham residents at Café Connect in the Unitarian Meeting House on Bridge Street, Framlingham. The Unitarian Meeting House accepts anyone who is searching for a setting where people can worship, explore and share faith together in an atmosphere of freedom and mutual respect. The Rev. Matthew Smith also encourages the Unitarian Meeting House to be used...

13 SEP 2015

Opening the Ipswich YM Rugby Club Clubhouse

With the Rugby World Cup 2015 soon to be upon us, Dr Dan had the pleasure of opening the refurbished Clubhouse at Ipswich YM Rugby Club and unveiled a plaque for the refurbishment works. As a keen rugby player himself, Dr Dan enjoyed seeing all the junior teams during their Sunday training. Dr Dan would like to congratulate all those who have worked so hard to make the refurbishment happen.

12 SEP 2015

Laxfield Day Out

Dr Dan opened the Laxfield Day Out on Laxfield Playing Field on Saturday in the September sunshine and was pleased to see so many people and families enjoying their weekend and the weather. Events like the Laxfield Day Out demonstrate the strong community ties that underpin our villages and towns in Suffolk, and it was a pleasure for Dr Dan to chat to local residents and have a look around. Dr...

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[Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] — Cannabis (12 Oct 2015)
Daniel Poulter: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Evans. I commend the hon. Member for Newport West (Paul Flynn) on bringing the debate to the House and on this grown-up, sensible discussion about a topic that is often taboo and should not be because it affects the lives of many of our constituents. A number of issues have been covered, including the criminal justice system, which I will...

[Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] — Cannabis (12 Oct 2015)
Daniel Poulter: I do not necessarily accept the view that stronger or different forms of cannabis are developed as a result of prohibition. Take Holland as an example; different varieties of cannabis are available in various cannabis coffee shops in Amsterdam. People there have an opportunity to decide which potency and strength they use. I do not necessarily accept that prohibition has driven a market...