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Suffolk: Jack Abbott, 23, selected as Labour candidate for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich in General Election

PUBLISHED: 15:21 12 January 2014 | UPDATED: 15:21 12 January 2014

Labour's General Election candidate Jack Abbott with Labour leader Ed Miliband

Labour's General Election candidate Jack Abbott with Labour leader Ed Miliband


One of the youngest Parliamentary candidates has been selected to stand for Labour in a Suffolk constituency.

Jack Abbott, 23, has been selected as Labour’s General Election candidate for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich by local members of the Labour Party this weekend.

He said: “It’s a great honour to have been selected to be Labour’s General Election candidate for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, a place I’ve lived for 10 years.

“People in our communities are facing a cost-of-living crisis with prices rising faster than wages and above inflation rail increases hitting local people hard while the Tory-led Government is standing by doing nothing.

“Only One Nation Labour will freeze energy bills and reform the energy market, making an immediate difference to families and their cost-of-living.”

Mr Abbott added: “I will fight the damage being done by this Tory-led Government and I will always do the right thing for the towns and villages of Central Suffolk and North Ipswich.”

The seat of Central Suffolk and North Ipswich is currently held by Conservative Dr Dan Poulter.

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