Manningtree could get new bridge or tunnel to ease road and rail issues

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge and North Essex MP Bernard Jenkin look at the plans of Manningtree crossing.

Two MPs from either side of the Suffolk/Essex border have linked up to ask for government support for a new rail crossing at Manningtree.

So many victories have been won, but we're not letting up

I’m delighted to have been asked to contribute a column to this newspaper, and preparing for my first copy made me look at some of the promises I made when I was first elected in 2015 (alongside Jo Churchill, MP for Bury St Edmunds, who moves deservedly to the whips’ office and in so doing frees

Honouring Daisy Brooks

Today I am wearing my Daisy badge to honour Daisy Brooks who, at the age of just 7, died after suffering from a brain tumour.

Holocaust Memorial Day

Earlier this week I was very moved to sign the Holocaust Memorial Trust's Book of Commitment.

Proposals for new A120 link get backing from East Anglian businesses

Campaigners backing a dualled A120 through Essex. L-R: James Cleverly, MP for Braintree, James Cartlidge MP for South Suffolk, Kemi Badenoch MP for Saffron Walden, Tim Cunningham Braintree District Council and George Kieffer chairman of the Haven Gateway Parternship. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

James appointed PPS to Jeremy Hunt

I am honoured to have been appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Jeremy Hunt MP, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. This is clearly a really important period for our NHS and broader health and social care issues.

Patron visit to Shotley Pier

Work to restore historic Suffolk pier ‘underlines the strength of community spirit’

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge and Shotley Pier Group chairman John Davitt on the pier. Picture: SHOTLEY PIER GROUP

Visit to Stour Valley School

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge meets with pupils and staff at Stour Valley Community School and Clare Primary School.