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Party Conservative Labour Scottish National Party Liberal Democrat Democratic Unionist Party Others
Seats 318 262 35 12 10 13
Change −13 +30 −21 +4 +2 −2
UK Results

After 650 of 650 seats


Parliamentary constituency


General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats



Sandy Martin Votes 24,224 header_vote_share 47.4 Net percentage change in seats +10.3



Ben Gummer Votes 23,393 header_vote_share 45.7 Net percentage change in seats +1.0



Tony Gould Votes 1,372 header_vote_share 2.7 Net percentage change in seats -9.0


Liberal Democrat

Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett Votes 1,187 header_vote_share 2.3 Net percentage change in seats -0.6


Green Party

Charlotte Armstrong Votes 840 header_vote_share 1.6 Net percentage change in seats -1.9



David Tabane Votes 121 header_vote_share 0.2 Net percentage change in seats +0.2

Turnout and LAB majority

LAB majority




Vote share

Party %
Labour 47.4
Conservative 45.7
UKIP 2.7
Liberal Democrat 2.3
Green Party 1.6
Independent 0.2

Vote share change since 2015

Liberal Democrat
Green Party

Latest updates

Car crashes into trolley shelter

A car crashed into a supermarket trolley shelter in Ipswich earlier today.

Car crashes into trolley shelter
Andy Yacoub

The Hyundai Getz hit the shelter in the car park of as Asda at Whitehouse Industrial Estate in Ipswich at about 09:20.

A Suffolk Police spokeswoman said the trolley shelter sustained "significant damage" but no-one was seriously injured.

Suffolk boundary changes: Needham Market on the move?

Jon Wright

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.

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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.

PM tells local activists 'make case for capitalism'

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

The Prime Minister has told Conservative party members from the region to stand up to Labour and fight "a battle of ideas".

"It's a battle we thought we'd won, but we have to make the argument for capitalism again," she told the east of England reception at her party's conference in Manchester.

Theresa May said there was a new generation of voters who'd grown up during austerity who felt the market hadn't worked for them. She said the Conservatives needed to spread the message of opportunity and aspiration adding "but we must also recognise the concerns of a generation who fear they'll be worse off than their parents".

The party, which is still reeling from failing to win the general election outright and losing Ipswich, Peterborough and Bedford to Labour in this year's general election, is talking a lot about reaching out to younger voters.

It has already announced plans to freeze tuition fees and extend the "help to buy" scheme for homes.

Mrs May congratulated party activists for "a very impressive performance" in this year's local elections.

In a brief reference to the general election she said she was "sorry to have lost some good colleagues".

Prime Minister arrives at the east of England reception in Manchester
Theresa May is greeted by local party supporters in Manchester

Witches legend to race against hometown club

Graeme Mac

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Seven times British Speedway champion Scott Nicholls (pictured), who won the Elite League with Ipswich in their golden year of 1998, will ride against the Witches tomorrow in their biggest meeting for some time.

Scott Nicholls
Stephen Waller

Sheffield Tigers have recruited Nicholls as cover for the injured Josh Grajczonek for the second leg of their Championship play-off final, with the Yorkshire side holding a 16-point aggregate lead.

For the Witches, Alfie Bowtell comes in at reserve in the absence of Connor Mountain. Promoter Chris Louis says he has been impressed with the youngster when he has ridden at Foxhall previously.

Former Ipswich MP says 'goodbye and good luck' on Facebook

Mariam Issimdar

BBC News

The former Conservative MP Ben Gummer has taken to Facebook to praise his staff and to say thank you to his former constituents.

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Mr Gummer, who was twice elected to serve Ipswich, was beaten by Labour's Sandy Martin, who won the seat with a majority of 831 votes.

"I have learned more from being their representative than in anything else I have done, and so it is with gratitude as well as immense pride that I say goodbye, and good luck," he added.

Council leader says crossings will 'transform economy'

Orla Moore

BBC Local Live

In the letter to Sajid Javid, Suffolk County Council leader Colin Noble said a choice should not be made financially between the Upper Orwell Crossings and plans for a northern relief road.

He said the crossings would "transform the economy of Ipswich and Suffolk" and that public sector leaders "have dedicated funding from their pooled business rates to begin developing a scheme to deliver the Northern Relief Road in Ipswich".

"It is not a case of either the Upper Orwell Crossings or a Northern Relief Road", he adds - "Ipswich needs both if it is to grow and realise the ambitions we and our partners have of it," he said.

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Ipswich MP hopes to make a 'real difference'

Kevin Burch

BBC Look East

Sandy Martin, who was elected MP for Ipswich last week, is at Westminster for his first visit since he won the seat for the Labour Party.

He told me: "I feel like I've arrived. It's a good feeling.

"I know that I have now got a position which I'm very honoured to have, which I will have to work hard to justify, but which I think I can make a real difference."

Sandy Martin

New MP admits to being rather nervous

The new Labour MP for Ipswich is spending his first day in London after taking the seat from Conservative Ben Gummer in last week's general election.

Sandy Martin

As he arrived in the capital, Sandy Martin admitted to "slight trepidation" saying: "I've got the sort of feeling of somebody who turns up at school a day late and I'm going to be criticised by people for not being here on time, missing the pep talk from the headmaster and so on."

First glimpse of the House of Commons

BBC Suffolk's political reporter Vikki Irwin is with the new MP for Ipswich, Labour's Sandy Martin, as he visits his new place of work for the first time:

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