A Haverhill branch of the Conservative Party has been formed by one of the town councillors.
Cllr Betty McLatchy, who represents Haverhill’s West Ward, has set up the Haverhill branch of the West Suffolk Conservatives and already it has held three meetings.
Mrs McLatchy received help in setting it up from the political party’s West Suffolk office and already the constituency’s MP Matthew Hancock has attended two meetings and his predecessor, Lord Risby of Haverhill, Richard Spring, has attended another.
Mrs McLatchy, who has lived in Haverhill for six years, said: “It’s the only place I have lived where there is no Conservative Club.
“We wanted a local base and I have been organising social events, which is where you get your membership from.
“I’m sure this is where we have lost a lot of local support, because they’ve cut off the local membership.
“It is important to Haverhill because it is a growing town.”
Among those who have helped form the branch are its secretary Margaret Marks and borough councillor Tim Marks, its president.
The branch’s next meeting is tomorrow (Friday, May 23) at the Leiston Community Centre, from 7pm to 9pm.
For more information contact Mrs McLatchy on 01440 714338.