Tim Yeo wins again in Suffolk South

VOTERS in South Suffolk stayed true to form and once again turned out to back the man who has represented them for the past 27 years.

VOTERS in South Suffolk stayed true to form and once again turned out to back the man who has represented them for the past 27 years.

Tory Tim Yeo polled 24,550 votes in a small field of four candidates beating second placed Nigel Bennett (Lib Dem) by nearly 10,000.

Mr Yeo, former Shadow Transport Secretary, said he was delighted to retain his seat.

He said: “I am grateful to the people of South Suffolk for re-electing me for the seventh time and I congratulate my opponents on their campaigns.


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“I thought this was a constructive and fair fight.”

A total of 51,545 people went to the poles on the day, a turn out of 71.1%.

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Tim Yeo (Conservative) 24,550

Nigel Bennett (Lib Dem) 15,861

Emma Bishton (Labour) 7,368

David Campbell Bannerman (UKIP) 3,637

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