Vox pop: Views from Ipswich

Alex Hooper, 25, Gymnasium Street, Ipswich “I'd have voted for Obama. John McCain seems like a bit of a warmonger. I think Obama might draw back from the British connection, but he'll be good for the environment, which is the most important thing for America”

Alex Hooper, 25, Gymnasium Street, Ipswich

“I'd have voted for Obama. John McCain seems like a bit of a warmonger. I think Obama might draw back from the British connection, but he'll be good for the environment, which is the most important thing for America”

Emilie Gerard, 21, Bolton Lane, Ipswich

“I think it's good because everybody has been waiting for a black man to win the election.

“It may be a good thing for America to have a change because I think the black community has been waiting for something like this to happen.”

Audrey Clement, 21, Bolton Lane, Ipswich

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“When I heard it was Obama I was very happy. It's a change for America and it's bad for Bush.”

Laura Wills, 24, Wolsey Street, Ipswich

“I think it's good because it signifies real change. Obviously a lot of people will be rejoicing that George Bush is not going to be the most powerful man in the world any more.”

Peter Way, 80, Silent Street, Ipswich

“I have got an open mind. I do feel Obama has been touted all along as the next Messiah but I wish him luck. But I did think McCain was more reliable in standing up to Al-Quaida.”

Ivana Murzova, 27, Palmerston Road, Ipswich

“It was America's choice. I think I would have stuck with their choice was well, I think America needs something new, something different.”

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