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Elections 2014: Voters go for Tory and Green candidates for Mid Suffolk and Babergh councillor positions

PUBLISHED: 18:21 23 May 2014

Voters have gone to the polls in Babergh and Mid Suffolk by-elections

Voters have gone to the polls in Babergh and Mid Suffolk by-elections

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Voters went to the polls in by-elections for Mid Suffolk and Babergh district councils on Thursday.

There were also by-elections at Stowmarket Town Council and Long Melford Parish Council.

Mid Suffolk, Stowmarket North Ward: Barry Humphreys, (C) 707 votes, Stephen Searle, (UKIP) 616, Nigel Rozier (Green Party) 444, Anthony Elliott (L) 315 votes, Nicholas Willshere (LD) 144. Maj 91. Turnout 29.63%. No change (Frank Whittle defected to UKIP after being voted in for the Conservatives.)

Stowmarket Town Council, Stowmarket (North) Ward: Nicholas Gowrley (C) 884, John Betts-Davies (G) 835, Paul Ekpenyong (I) 284, Brijinder Sharma (LD) 183. Maj 49. Turnout 29.6%. (Frank Whittle defected to UKIP after being voted in for the Conservatives.)

Babergh, South Cosford Ward: Robert Lindsay, (G) 346, David Talbot Clarke (C) 330, Stephen Laing (UKIP) 219, Angela Wiltshire (L) 72. Maj 16. Turnout 54.7%.

Long Melford Parish Council: Paul Moreton 664, Flavia Popescu-Richardson, 376 votes. Turnout 36.55%.

The family of a missing Suffolk woman have “serious concerns” about her safety, police have said.

A formation of Lynx helicopters made a stop at Wattisham Flying Station today to mark the end of the aircraft’s distinguished 40-year career with the British Army.

A former head teacher from Saffron Walden who was found with “horrific” child abuse images has avoided jail.

A man from Bedfordshire has been arrested in connection with a ram-raid in Long Melford.

A man and a teenager from Stowmarket have been charged with robbery along with a series of other offences.

More than four thousand people have signed a petition launched by a concerned Mum, urging the county council to scrap a controversial consultation into cutting free school transport.

Ipswich Town Hall is preparing for its 150th birthday with a major celebration at the end of the month.

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