COMMENT: We'll be asking for answers

BY THE end of today, or at least in the next couple of days, we will have a new mayor and welcome a new era for Ipswich.

During the course of this campaign, we have asked our candidates many questions and we see their answers as commitments to you, the voters and residents of Ipswich.

With those commitments firmly on the record, we will hold whoever gets the top job to account.

We're going to expect open and transparent communication from the council and we'll be sure to let the readers know if we don't believe that information is forthcoming.

This council does have a cloud hanging over its head but this new era can allow it to move forward and beyond that. But only if it is seen to be open to answering the community's questions.

Questions are certainly not allegations but lack of answers fuel the fire of secrecy, now is the time to put an end to that.