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Suffolk Central & Ipswich NorthParliamentary constituency
- Votes: 35,253
- Vote share %: 62.7
- Vote share change: +2.5
- Votes: 11,862
- Vote share %: 21.1
- Vote share change: -8.6
Liberal DemocratJames Sandbach
- Votes: 6,485
- Vote share %: 11.5
- Vote share change: +7.2
- Votes: 2,650
- Vote share %: 4.7
- Vote share change: +1.8
Change compared with 2017
- CON majority: 23,391
- Registered voters: 80,037
- Change since 2017: -2.0
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Dan Poulter has been re-elected as the MP for Suffolk Central & Ipswich North, with an increased majority.
The Conservative candidate beat Labour's Emma Bonner-Morgan by 23,391 votes, 6,206 more votes than the majority at the 2017 election.
James Sandbach of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Daniel Pratt came fourth.
Voter turnout was up by 1.5 percentage points since the last general election.
More than 56,000 people, roughly three-quarters of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.
One of the four candidates, Daniel Pratt (Green) lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.
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Dr Dan Poulter has comfortably held on to this seat with 62.7% of the vote.
It's a very similar picture to Bury St Edmunds. Dr Poulter has slightly increased his majority and Labour have lost 8.6% of the vote since 2017.
Residents of a town are calling on politicians to make sure they are not "lost and forgotten".
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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."