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One of the real problems with democracy comes when our legislators have to decide on issues that directly affect them personally.

New parliamentary constituency proposals have been published – which show that in Suffolk the Tories may well have held Ipswich if the new boundaries had been in place at the general election.

Jaywick is set to be taken into the new Clacton and Harwich constituency under the latest parliamentary boundary change proposals.

Suffolk’s MPs have backed Theresa May to remain in Downing Street despite talk of a backbench plot to challenge her leadership of the Conservative Party.

The leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords, Baron Dick Newby, is visiting party members in Suffolk for their annual dinner on Saturday night.

Suffolk Constabulary’s ability to tackle crime and protect residents is now in “serious jeopardy” after years of unfair government funding, Tim Passmore warned last night.

Sandy Martin’s surprise election victory in June has brought Ipswich Labour Party a national award – thanks to a some long-distance campaigning from the Czech Republic!

It is some time since the Labour Party went into a conference season with swagger and confidence – this year they very much do.

It’s the most popular quiz show in the country, screening five times a week throughout most of the year – taking a break only for the Wimbledon fortnight and Christmas. But what’s it like taking part? Last night millions watched PAUL GEATER and his daughter CHARLOTTE walk off with the jackpot. This is how it all happened.

Nigel Burgoyne, headteacher at Kesgrave High School, said only growing student numbers is keeping afloat his “painfully tight” budget for 2017/18.

Employment prospects in the East of England have rebounded strongly despite the continuing economic uncertainty over Brexit, according to a new report.

One of the most influential figures in the Tory party of the 1970s, Sir Edward Du Cann, has died at the age of 93.

Children have become strong readers and inspirational role models at an Ipswich primary school which has overturned its below-standard Ofsted rating.

Barratt Homes has reported a rise in full-year profits as “robust consumer demand” helps prop up the housing market despite signs of a wider slowdown since the EU referendum.

Business confidence in the East of England has fallen back into negative territory, reversing the gains made in the second quarter of 2017, a new survey reveals.

One of the world’s biggest banks says it is sticking to its guns over its predictions of the value of sterling.

Could UKIP go where no party has gone before and elect a leader literally aiming for the stars?

In the face of rising prices and stalling wages, households are seeing their spare cash reserves dry up. So why have surveys revealed an increasing confidence in personal finances – and could it be the start of another debt crisis?

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