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Suffolk Central & Ipswich NorthParliamentary constituency
|Party||Votes||%||Net percentage change in seats|
|Dan Poulter||Votes 33,992||header_vote_share 60.1||Net percentage change in seats +4.1|
|Elizabeth Hughes||Votes 16,807||header_vote_share 29.7||Net percentage change in seats +10.9|
|Aidan Van de Weyer||Votes 2,431||header_vote_share 4.3||Net percentage change in seats -1.8|
|Regan Scott||Votes 1,659||header_vote_share 2.9||Net percentage change in seats -2.0|
|Stephen Searle||Votes 1,635||header_vote_share 2.9||Net percentage change in seats -10.9|
Change compared with 2015
Turnout and CON majority
BBC Radio Suffolk
Needham Market residents could be voting in a different Parliamentary constituency at the next election, if plans to change the electoral boundaries are approved by MPs.
The proposals from the Boundary Commission are designed to even out the numbers of voters in each seat, while reducing the number of MPs from 650 to 600.
Needham, along with Combs, Battisford, Ringshall and Great Bricett would move from the Bury St Edmunds seat to the seat of Central Suffolk & North Ipswich.
That in turn loses a bit of Ipswich north of Colchester Road to the Ipswich constituency.
Suffolk Coastal gains Hasketon and Great and Little Bealings, but loses Pettistree, Stratford St Andrew and Farnham.
As we reported yesterday, the government has announced extra funding for schools.
Suffolk is one of the areas to get the most benefit from a change in the way money is given, and will see an increase of 4.5% in funding.
Some areas are only getting around 1%.
Dan Poulter, the Central Suffolk MP, is one of those who's been campaigning for a change in the funding formula and says he's pleased there's been progress.
Historically the old funding formula was a disadvantage to schools in predominantly rural counties and now we're going to have a new formula put in place, so every school is going to see an increase in the amount of money it gets to spend on its pupils, and in particular schools in rural areas are going to benefit."
A reminder of the results in Central Suffolk & North Ipswich:
- Labour - Elizabeth Hughes
- Conservative - Dr Dan Poulter (Elected)
- Green Party - Regan Scott
- UKIP - Stephen Searle
- Lib Dem - Aidan Van de Weyer
The re-elected MP for Central Suffolk & North Ipswich says he can't see Theresa May stepping down as prime minister.
With a hung Parliament looming, Dan Poulter said: "At the moment Theresa May is our leader, and the prime minister and I can't see that position changing in the immediate future.
"When we're about to go into those Brexit negotiations it's important we have a degree of stability during that time, particularly when those negotiations begin."
If you're just joining us, here's a reminder of the MPs who'll be representing the county following the general election:
- Bury St Edmunds - Jo Churchill (Conservative)
- Central Suffolk & North Ipswich - Dan Poulter (Conservative)
- Ipswich - Sandy Martin (Labour)
- South Suffolk - James Cartlidge (Conservative)
- Suffolk Coastal - Therese Coffey (Conservative)
- West Suffolk - Matthew Hancock (Conservative)
- Waveney - Peter Aldous (Conservative)
- 30,317 total votes taken.
- 56.1% share of the total vote
- +5.3% change in share of the votes
- 10,173 total votes taken.
- 18.8% share of the total vote
- +2.6% change in share of the votes
- 7,459 total votes taken.
- 13.8% share of the total vote
- +9.4% change in share of the votes
- 3,314 total votes taken.
- 6.1% share of the total vote
- -18.8% change in share of the votes
- 2,664 total votes taken.
- 4.9% share of the total vote
- +2.2% change in share of the votes
- 162 total votes taken.
- 0.3% share of the total vote
- +0.3% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010