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Suffolk: Jack Abbott, 23, selected as Labour candidate for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich in General Election

PUBLISHED: 15:21 12 January 2014 | UPDATED: 15:21 12 January 2014

Labour's General Election candidate Jack Abbott with Labour leader Ed Miliband

Labour's General Election candidate Jack Abbott with Labour leader Ed Miliband

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One of the youngest Parliamentary candidates has been selected to stand for Labour in a Suffolk constituency.

Jack Abbott, 23, has been selected as Labour’s General Election candidate for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich by local members of the Labour Party this weekend.

He said: “It’s a great honour to have been selected to be Labour’s General Election candidate for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, a place I’ve lived for 10 years.

“People in our communities are facing a cost-of-living crisis with prices rising faster than wages and above inflation rail increases hitting local people hard while the Tory-led Government is standing by doing nothing.

“Only One Nation Labour will freeze energy bills and reform the energy market, making an immediate difference to families and their cost-of-living.”

Mr Abbott added: “I will fight the damage being done by this Tory-led Government and I will always do the right thing for the towns and villages of Central Suffolk and North Ipswich.”

The seat of Central Suffolk and North Ipswich is currently held by Conservative Dr Dan Poulter.

MP Therese Coffey has refused to apologise after questioning why police kept Orwell Bridge closed for eight hours following a fatal accident.

Eight fans were arrested by police after trouble broke out among a small group of football supporters at the end of the East Anglian derby at Portman Road in Ipswich.

A new Chief Fire Officer is being recruited to Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) – on a £140,000 per year salary.

A 21-year-old man was treated for stab wounds after being robbed in Colchester’s Greenstead Estate on Saturday evening.

A woman was treated for severe hypothermia by coastguard volunteers after entering the sea at Pakefield.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is publicly supporting London Fire Brigade’s campaign to ask people to stop using the outdated term ‘fireman’.

A children’s book set along the banks of the river Orwell was brought to life during a marathon reading hosted at a Suffolk sailing club marking 80 years since it was published.

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