Central Suffolk and North Ipswich is a large and diverse constituency which contains both the northern parts of Suffolk's county town Ipswich as well as some of the most rural parts of Suffolk.

North Ipswich supports a large a proportion of the town's light industry and out of town shopping facilities as well as enjoying a strong sense of community focussed around local sports clubs such as Whitton United Football Club.

Kesgrave, Bramford, Rushmere St Andrew, Claydon and Great Blakenham are all towns close to Ipswich, but each proudly maintains its own identity.

Much of the rest of Central Suffolk and North Ipswich is very rural with a strong agricultural base and great pride in a thriving food and drink industry. A pleasant countryside and a peaceful rural environment have attracted many retired people to villages and towns like Wickham Market, Framlingham, Debenham, Eye and Stradbroke. Tourists flock to the area in large numbers, drawn in by attractions such as Framlingham Castle, by the beauty of the Suffolk countryside, the many lovely churches, and the unspoilt landscape.



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Mental Health: Assessment — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (22 Jan 2019)
Daniel Poulter: I thank the hon. Lady for giving way; she is being very kind. In relation to getting a full picture of suicidality, there are sometimes protective factors that stop people wanting to take their own life. For example, they may have children. There may be other factors in their life that mean that they would not want to go through with the act of ending their life, even though they are having...

Mental Health: Assessment — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (22 Jan 2019)
Daniel Poulter: I am sympathetic to a number of the points the hon. Lady makes, although, for an experienced medical professional, one component of assessing somebody who is unwell is looking at how they appear, because that may be a symptom of distress, self-neglect or other issues, notwithstanding the points she has made. One of the challenges she raised is that of those patients with fluctuating...