The MP for Suffolk Coastal has urged the public to use level crossings safely, after a teenage girl narrowly missed being hit by a train at Halesworth last month.
East Anglian Daily Times
|Party||Votes||%||Net percentage change in seats|
|Therese Coffey||Votes 33,713||header_vote_share 58.1||Net percentage change in seats +6.1|
|Cameron Matthews||Votes 17,701||header_vote_share 30.5||Net percentage change in seats +12.5|
|James Sandbach||Votes 4,048||header_vote_share 7.0||Net percentage change in seats -1.6|
|Eamonn O'Nolan||Votes 1,802||header_vote_share 3.1||Net percentage change in seats -2.8|
|Philip Young||Votes 810||header_vote_share 1.4||Net percentage change in seats +1.4|
Change compared with 2015
East Anglian Daily Times
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.
Plans to create Suffolk's third "super-sized" district council could get the go-ahead later.
Babergh and Mid Suffolk's cabinets will vote today on whether to push ahead with plans to dissolve the two authorities to create one large one.
Four other districts - Waveney and Suffolk Coastal, and Forest Heath and St Edmundsbury - have already started the process.
A reminder of the results in Suffolk Coastal:
If you're just joining us, here's a reminder of the MPs who'll be representing the county following the general election:
In her acceptance speech, Therese Coffey said: "I just want to say how thrilled I am to be here. The third time elected, with an increasing share of the vote every time, and I really take great heart from that.
"I'm going to keep this short and sweet but in essence I'm so proud to have been re-elected as the member of parliament for Suffolk Coastal.
"It's my intention to work with our local excellent councils and to try to continue to make Suffolk Coastal an even better place to live and work in the following few years and beyond."
Here's a breakdown of the votes polled:
Conservative Therese Coffey says she's "thrilled" as it's announced she has polled almost double the votes of the closest candidate.
Further details shortly.
Change compared with 2010