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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.