Suffolk CoastalParliamentary constituency
- 28,855 total votes taken.
- 51.9% share of the total vote
- +5.5% change in share of the votes
- 10,013 total votes taken.
- 18.0% share of the total vote
- +2.0% change in share of the votes
- 8,655 total votes taken.
- 15.6% share of the total vote
- +9.8% change in share of the votes
- 4,777 total votes taken.
- 8.6% share of the total vote
- -21.2% change in share of the votes
- 3,294 total votes taken.
- 5.9% share of the total vote
- +3.9% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010
Latest updates Suffolk Coastal
Conservative Therese Coffey comfortably holds on to her Suffolk Coastal seat.
Strong police presence at count
Suffolk Police, "taking pride in keeping Suffolk safe", and also hosting the count for Suffolk Coastal.
A recent poll in the Ipswich Star said there was a 100% - not 90% or even 99% - chance that Therese Coffey would keep hold of the seat for the Conservatives.
We should find out if they were correct at about 06:00.
Suffolk Coastal covers 74 miles of coastline, including the tourist destinations of Aldeburgh and Southwold. Tourism, farming transport and communications are important to its economy. Felixstowe, the biggest container port in the UK is a major employer while BT's main research facility is based at Adastral Park in Martlesham - a hub for ICT companies.
It also has among the highest percentages of workers employed in electricity supply, as the nuclear power station Sizewell B is in the constituency. A new offshore wind farm, East Anglia One, is planned. The seat's market towns and villages are popular with pensioners - over 25% of residents are 65 or over, one of the highest percentages in England and Wales. The seat has below average numbers of residents aged under 45.
Conservative Therese Coffey won the seat with a comfortable 9,128 majority over the Liberal Democrats. UKIP retained its deposit here.