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Essex MP Priti Patel has tonight quit her Cabinet role and acknowledged that her “actions fell below the standards of transparency and openness” she had advocated.

British politics risks being brought into disrepute unless a tough, new system to protect people working in Westminster is agreed, the leader of the House of Commons has warned.

MP Therese Coffey has refused to apologise after questioning why police kept Orwell Bridge closed for eight hours following a fatal accident.

Only 18% of low-paid workers in the East of England managed to move on to better jobs in the last decade, new figures have revealed.

Former Ipswich schoolboy David Gauke told a fringe event at Conservative Party conference he would like to be chancellor.

It is some time since the Labour Party went into a conference season with swagger and confidence – this year they very much do.

The government has announced new cash in a bid to ensure people living in “hard to reach” areas do not miss out on superfast broadband.

A Suffolk MP has slammed a leaked government plan to slash immigration saying: “We should not be in the business of splitting up families.”

A Suffolk MP has warned that tabling amendments during this week’s Brexit bill debate would be akin to thwarting the “will of the people”.

In the past week children across East Anglia exited school gates sheepishly clutching brown envelopes with a look of dread writ large across their faces.

MP Bernard Jenkin has called the Conservative Party a failing organisation that is in “crisis” following a disastrous general election campaign.

The government must invest “a little bit more” in key public services, a Suffolk Tory MP has warned putting him at odds with the Prime Minister.

The NHS must invest in cyber security before another attack puts patients in danger, a Suffolk MP has said.

The Ministry of Defence has announced a jobs boost for Suffolk with a six-year, £48million Apache helicopter training contract.

Labour’s Sandy Martin has called the government’s £1billion deal with the Democratic Unionist Party a “bribe” and warned the money raised for the deal means Suffolk will lose out.

This year it will outline the legislative programme for the next two years rather than the usual 12-months in a bid to give parliament more time to tackle the Great Repeal Bill – the mammoth task of converting European Union law into the UK’s.

New MP Sandy Martin thinks Labour should concentrate on being a “strong, solid opposition” on Brexit rather than entering into cross party talks.

Almost half of people who left Suffolk and north Essex for London think staying at home would have hampered their opportunities in life.

There are a million reasons to go and vote today – but 35 very important ones, writes Richard Porritt.

The Conservative party is set to propose scrapping winter fuel payments for all but the poorest pensioners.

An election candidate whose son was stillborn has welcomed proposals to grant parents paid leave from work if a child dies.

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has conceded the General Election is a “foregone conclusion” but called on voters in Suffolk and north Essex not to hand Theresa May a “colossal landslide”.

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