South Suffolk Constituency Labour Party (CLP)

Welcome! We thought you might like to find out a little more about your local Labour Party. This is a brief introduction that we hope helps.

The Constituency

As you might guess it’s quite a large rural constituency. This link to the constituency map of South Suffolk gives a clear picture of all the villages and towns within it.

It’s been Conservative controlled since Tim Yeo created it as a Constituency in 1983. This Wikipedia link gives you the history of General Election results. Despite the national defeat Labour experienced in May 2015 locally we bucked the national trend by increasing our vote and vote share.

The local Labour Party structure

South Suffolk CLP is in the Eastern Region, and one of 7 CLP’s in Suffolk. We currently have about 690  members. There is an Executive Committee that comprises the following:

Chair David Plowman

Email: david.plowman4@gmail.com

Vice Chair: Caroline Humphreys

Email: caroline19652010@hotmail.co.uk 

Vice Chair: Phil Dunnett

Email: philjdunnett@hotmail.com 

Secretary Sue Thomas

Email: sue.thomas3fw@yahoo.co.uk 

Treasurer: Sue Monks

Email: sumonks0112@gmail.comf

Union liaison officer Roy Humphreys

Email: Roy.Humphreys@fbu.org.uk 

Women’s officer Alison Owen

Email: aowen197@aol.com 

Youth officer Charlie Nixon

Email: charlie.nixn@gmail.com 

Press & publicity officer Ian Pointon

Email: ianpointon@rocketmail.com

Branch structure within South Suffolk CLP

Stour Valley and Pinewood

  • 191 members

This is your Branch if you live in: Sproughton, Chelmondiston, Chattisham, East Bergholt, Stratford St Mary, Stutton, Capel St Mary, Pinewood, Brantham, Holbrook, Woolverstone, Harkstead, Hintlesham, Little Wenham, Shotley, Shotley Gate, Washbrook, Cattawade, Belstead, Tattingstone, Freston, Bentley, Wherstead

Chair:Simon Whitney- Secretary:Phil Dunnett- Treasurer Liz Dunnett


Hadleigh, Nayland and Lavenham

  • 182 members 

This is your Branch if you live in: Hadleigh, Hadleigh Heath, Polstead, Polstead Hill, Boxford, Stoke by Nayland, Leavenheath, Lavenham, Shelley, Hitcham, Raydon, Wattisham, Priory Green, Monks Eleigh, Cockfield, Shilling Street, Whatfield, Elmsett, Higham, Nedging, Nedging Tye, Milden, Aldham, Kersey, Blideston, Preston St Mary, Assington, Edwardstone, Groton 


Chair: Emma Bishton - Secretary: Rickaby Shearly Sanders.


Sudbury and District

  • 328 members 

This is your Branch if you live in: Sudbury, Newton Green, Bures, Bures Green, Bures St Mary, Little Cornard, Great Cornard, Acton, Stansfield, Stanstead, Hartest, Glemsford, Little Waldingfield, Great Waldingfield, Cavendish, Long Melford, Cavendish, Clare, Shimpling, Hartest, Lawshall 

Chair Caroline Humphreys – Vice Chair- Gareth Beeton Secretary: Andy Meassage - Treasurer Babs Cornish.