Kevin Craig has been selected as Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

Kevin Craig has today been selected to stand as Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich. Kevin has combined a lifetime of public service with a successful business career and founded a company now employing 100 people across the UK including the largest communications agency in the East of England  – PLMR Genesis  – whose Head Office is in Ipswich and which is a Member of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.

During the Covid 19 Pandemic Kevin trained as a Volunteer Vaccinator with St John’s Ambulance working with a number of NHS Trusts including working out of the Gainsborough Sports Centre in Ipswich.

Kevin served over a decade as a school governor, as a charity trustee and served as an elected Councillor for 17 years.  He currently sits on the Eastern Powerhouse Board pushing for a stronger regional economy.

Kevin has previously raised money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices and also supported Felixstowe Coastal Patrol’s life saving sea rescue patrols. He was a Torchbearer at the London 2012 Olympics, nominated for his charity work.

Speaking after his selection Kevin said:

“I am hugely proud to be Labour’s candidate for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich. I work in Ipswich, have family across the whole of Suffolk and was campaigning for a better Suffolk as far back as 2005.

“With the vision and decency of Keir Starmer and his team, we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to change our country, have excellent public services, care for our environment, and have a thriving economy and opportunities for all.

“I offer many years of public service and private sector expertise, combined with a long-standing historical commitment to Suffolk and Ipswich. I promise to prioritise the cost of living crisis, tackling crime, rebuilding our broken economy, education standards and protecting our precious countryside and agriculture.


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