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The electorate of Suffolk and Essex has given Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party a clear endorsement in the 2019 General Election – turning every seat in the two counties blue.

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New Ipswich MP Tom Hunt has promised to seek more investment for the town and the region as a whole in his first interview since being elected at the General Election.

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With the obvious exception of Ipswich, the one clear fact that emerged from the 2019 General Election was just how little change there was to the electoral map in Suffolk and Essex.

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The Conservatives appear to be on course for a landslide victory in the 2019 General Election according to the exit poll commissioned by the BBC and ITV.

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The 2019 General Election will go down in history books as hugely significant – it is the election that saw many of Labour’s heartland seats fall to the Conservatives.

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Ipswich has a new MP today after Conservative Tom Hunt defeated Labour’s Sandy Martin by 5,479 votes – the largest Tory majority in the town in living memory.

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So after a campaign lasting six weeks – though unofficially it seems to have been going on for months – we are now at election day.

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If you’re heading to the polling stations to vote in the general election, you might need to be prepared for wet weather.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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