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Conservative Tom Hunt may have his nose ahead in the contest for Ipswich in Thursday's general election, according to voters on the streets but it is still all to play for.

For a day or so at the very start of the 2019 General Election campaign it looked as if Clacton could be one of THE seats to watch - but it soon became apparent that it would be just another Conservative conquest.

Health Secretary and West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has called in the police after his campaign workers said they felt intimidated by Labour activists by two hustings meetings in the constituency.

As the 2019 General Election moves into its last few days, all the attention in Suffolk and north Essex is focussed on the area's only marginal seat - Ipswich.

When Yougov published the results of its "mega" MRP poll last week showing that the Conservatives were on course to win a 68-seat majority in the 2019 General Election, I found their findings credible.

Greater Anglia has run out of trains operating on its rural services across the region - forcing the cancellation of direct services between Ipswich and Peterborough for the time being.

Sandy Martin was the best MP in Suffolk at engaging with constituents during the last parliament according to new figures from the pressure group Change.org.

Independent councillor David Nettleton has joined the Conservative Party and will join the Tory group on the two local authorities he is a member of.

Waveney is a seat that has been held by both the Conservatives and Labour at different times over the last 25 years - but these days is not really considered a key marginal.

Ipswich is the only constituency in Suffolk and Essex where there is a genuine contest in the 2019 General Election with Labour's Sandy Martin defending a majority of just 831 in 2017.

West Suffolk is one of the largest constituencies in the county geographically - and is unusual in that a significant proportion of its population doesn't have a vote (they are US citizens stationed at the two air bases).

Suffolk Coastal is a seat where the result looks like a foregone conclusion - but dig beneath the surface and there is an interesting contest brewing.

Both Labour and Conservative campaigns were back on the streets of Ipswich after a major new opinion poll showed the contest in the town was still very close.

For former Ipswich Mayor Inga Lockington, the 2019 General Election will always have a special place in her life - it's the first time she has been able to take part in a UK parliamentary election.

Colchester is potentially one of the most interesting seats in the area - for 18 years it was held by Liberal Democrat Sir Bob Russell but it has returned Conservative Will Quince.

We are now just two weeks away from the 2019 General Election - it really is the business end of the campaign when people really are going to have to make up their minds how to vote.

A major new opinion survey suggests a decisive result is possible in next month's general election - with a big change in the East Anglian political map

Cabinet "Mr Fixit" Michael Gove has joined Conservative campaigners in Ipswich in a bid to shore up support for the party's candidate Tom Hunt in the 2019 General Election.

Several general elections ago it looked as if South Suffolk could become an interesting seat as some Liberal Democrats started to think it might eventually be a winnable target.

Passengers using one of the most crowded rail routes in the region have received a boost with the introduction of the first new four-car train on the route.

The political parties have all now published their manifestos for the 2019 General Election.

Labour's national campaign chief visited Ipswich to boost Sandy Martin's re-election campaign - insisting that 2019 General Election is about more than just Brexit.

Work has finally started on replacing steps on Ipswich Cornhill nearly a year after the death of a pedestrian the day after he fell down them.

Harwich and North Essex is a fairly new seat, created in 2010 and combining the industrial area around the port with typically rural towns and villages on the border with Suffolk.

A locomotive has been named to honour the memory of an Ipswich-based train driver who died earlier this year.

You really would have thought West Suffolk MP and Health Secretary Matt Hancock would have learned to look at the image he is trying to portray of himself by now!

Nearly one in six potential voters in East Anglia could lose their chance to take part in the 2019 General Election according to new figures from the Electoral Commission.

Furious residents of a Suffolk town have been warned that Network Rail is preparing to cut back bushes and trees near their homes - in the middle of the night.

Watching this week's 2019 General Election debate reminded me so much of watching a Champion's League second-leg match between two heavyweight teams where one starts 3-0 ahead after the first skirmish.

Central Suffolk and North Ipswich has long been called a strange mixture of a constituency 60% of its population is effectively in the county town while 40% is in a very rural area.

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