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Those who remember Margaret Thatcher's time in Downing Street will remember the term "Tory Wets" which was used - at first - by some of her more enthusiastic followers to describe their more moderate colleagues.

Candidates' nominations have been confirmed for next month's 2019 General Election - with few surprises among the Suffolk names seeking to return to parliament.

Ipswich Labour candidate Sandy Martin has hit out after a large dentists' practice in the town centre warned that it was going to stop offering treatment on the NHS.

The last few weeks may have been very wet - but the Environment Agency still needs much more rain over the next few months to restore underground water supplies.

One of the best-known stores in Ipswich town centre is set to close its doors for the last time early in 2020, with shoe chain Deichmann due to move in to the vacated unit.

Local charity GeeWizz has received an £8,000 boost from a special recycling scheme run by Ipswich Crematorium.

General elections are nothing if they not major media events - and the way the parties are playing news organisations has always been a feature of how democracy works in this country.

Will it snow as voters head to the polls for the 2019 General Election? It's not looking very likely in this part of the world according to weather forecasters.

The candidate chosen by The Brexit Party to stand against Dr Therese Coffey in Suffolk Coastal will still be on the ballot paper - even though the party has pulled out of seats won by the Tories in 2017.

Former Justice Secretary David Gauke - who was born and educated in Ipswich - is to stand as an independent in the Hertfordshire South West constituency he has held since 2005 in next month's general election.

Senior Suffolk councillor Robin Millar has a new political contest on his hands - he's been selected as Conservative candidate in the key marginal seat of Aberconwy in north Wales.

This week's decision by Nigel Farage to withdraw Brexit Party candidates from seats held by the Conservatives in the 2017 General Election has left many chosen for seats in this area at a loose end.

Home Secretary Priti Patel met the father of murder victim Tavis Spencer-Aitkens during a two-hour election visit to Ipswich to support Tory candidate Tom Hunt.

Ipswich is set to be the only seat in Suffolk or north Essex with a Brexit Party candidate after Nigel Farage announced his new party would not be challenging in any seats that returned a Tory MP in 2017.

We look at the issues candidates should be addressing as they race to be elected to the House of Commons.

Ipswich's annual model railway exhibition brought hundreds of visitors to the town's Rushmere Hall Primary School on Saturday as the growing popularity of the hobby became clear.

Over the last few decades Woodbridge has never been a hotbed of political tension - but shoppers and visitors to the town on Saturday morning would have struggled to ignore the fact that there's a general election on the way.

If you're looking for Ed Sheeran souvenirs for Christmas presents but can't make it to the exhibition at Ipswich's Christchurch Mansion in time, don't worry.

The Labour candidate for Clacton has withdrawn from the election after being accused of directing an anti-semitic comment to a fellow councillor in north London.

New trains are set to take over some services on rural routes out of Ipswich by Christmas, Greater Anglia has confirmed.

The Liberal Democrats will not fight the Bury St Edmunds constituency in December's General Election - standing down as part of a "Remain Alliance" with the Greens.

A week on from the confirmation that the 2019 General Election will be held on December 12, we've been undergoing the traditional "phoney war" as parliamentary business is polished off and former MPs return to their constituencies.

The calling of the December 12 General Election has caused some head-scratching among organisers of Remembrance Day events across Suffolk.

Faces of Ipswich servicemen who gave their lives in the two world wars have returned to the town's Cornhill in a special exhibition to mark the run-up to Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day this weekend.

The General Election of 2019 is now underway - but what is happening when, and how can I ensure my vote is counted on election night?

The first section of the new A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon is to open next month - improving journeys from Suffolk to the Midlands and north of England.

Will tactical voting play a part in this year's general election? And what will we see any electoral pacts in seats in Suffolk or north Essex?

A new cafe aimed at supporting people with mental health challenges has opened in Framlingham - with the blessing of local MP and NHS psychiatrist Dr Dan Poulter.

Speculation that Nigel Farage could stand in an East Anglian constituency at the general election was dashed at the weekend when the Brexit Party leader said he would not be a candidate in December's poll.

A horse tramcar that spent almost a century being used as a workshop has been lovingly restored to its former glory at Ipswich Transport Museum - thanks to thousands of hours of work and a lottery grant.

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