Ruffley launches summer of consultation

Tuesday, 15 July, 2008

David Ruffley MP has this week launched three new surveys online at to investigate the concerns of residents in Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket, Needham Market and the villages in his constituency.

Later this summer David will release the results of the surveys which should reveal the issues that local people believe to be the most important in their part of the constituency.

In particular, David is investigating shopping habits in the area and looking to establish what changes could be made to keep people spending their money in local shops rather than visiting towns further away.

David said:

'This is an important consultation exercise. I have launched online surveys specific to each of the main areas in my constituency- Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket and Needham Market, and the surrounding villages.

'Each area has its own unique survey which should help me to gain an even clearer picture of the concerns that local people hold and what I, as Member of Parliament, can do to address these issues both locally and through my work in the House of Commons.

'I look forward to hearing the views of local people and will be releasing the results of the surveys later in the summer.'