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A Suffolk MP baffled social media users after interrupting the prime minister's Brexit grilling to raise issues about Lowestoft high street shop closures.

Conservatives in Ipswich are looking forward to the day when Brexit is sorted out - and Theresa May is no longer Prime Minister - as they prepare for this year's local elections.

Television crews have been filming in Ipswich after choosing it as the "perfect focus group" for assessing the mood of the country during one of the most extraordinary weeks in British politics.

Suffolk's MPs are being inundated with hundreds of angry letters and e-mails from constituents demanding that they get on with reaching a decision on Brexit.

After a night of drama in the House of Commons, MPs from the region were taking stock after the Prime Minister was left with a stronger rejection of the No Deal option than she had hoped.

Theresa May's Brexit strategy has been dealt a devastating blow after the House of Commons rejected her EU Withdrawal Agreement by an overwhelming majority for the second time.

Police dogs might think they are just playing games - but their handlers know just how vital their role is.

The controversial elephant sculpture proposed for the roundabout outside Colchester railway station has been approved by council planners without any objection.

Hundreds of students and staff at the University of Essex have come together to take a stand against anti-Semitism.

Rock Barracks is staying open, according to Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, as the Woodbridge army base prepares to take on a new specialist capability.

Rock Barracks is staying open, according to Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, as the Woodbridge army base prepares to take on a new specialist capability.

Suffolk Conservatives were today digesting the news that three high-profile remainer MPs had left the party over the party's Brexit stance - but did not expect an early general election.

Labour activists in Suffolk and Essex have reacted with sadness to the departure of seven moderate MPs who have left their party - but insist there should not be widespread defections among the grassroots.

The first ever female Speaker of the House of Commons, Baroness Boothroyd, attended photographer Anita Corbin's exhibition of 100 portraits on display at Palace House, Newmarket, as part of the First Women project.

Councils have been formally told that they will be getting the government support they were promised in Decemer after MPs approved the deal in the House of Commons.

Iain Dale says things are looking up for Theresa May this week, but there's a long way to go to see if a good Brexit deal will define her time at 10 Downing Street

As an etiquette expert comes up with guidelines for MPs to get through Brexit...with good manners!

Brexit is back firmly on the political agenda - and not just in the House of Commons where the Prime Minister is making another futile attempt to push through her deal that was rejected by two thirds of MPs nine days ago.

Ipswich Labour MP Sandy Martin has insisted he is not disrespecting the views of his constituents by suggesting that a second referendum might be needed to sort out the Brexit problems if all else fails.

After a dramatic two days in the House of Commons, attention now turns to what happens next in the Brexit saga - and we should not have too long to wait.

Theresa May has survived the Vote of Confidence in her government - but not without another bruising debate in the House of Commons.

Worried East Anglian farmers' leaders warned that a 'no deal' Brexit would have a 'serious impact' on rural businesses as the political crisis deepened following a crushing defeat for prime minister Theresa May's European Union (EU) exit strategy.

MPs are expecting another day of high drama at Westminster on Wednesday as the House of Commons holds a rare vote of confidence in the Government.

MPs in the House of Commons were tonight coming to terms with the scale of the Government's defeat in the Brexit debate - and were preparing for Wednesday's confidence vote tabled by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Uncertainty over Britain's future relationship with the EU continues after the government's Brexit agreement suffered a humiliating defeat in a crunch vote at the House of Commons.

Members of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce are hoping to meet Transport Secretary Chris Grayling in Parliament next week as the press the case to upgrade the A14 in the county.

British politics is on a knife-edge today as politicians and the general public await the result of the "meaningful vote" on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal.

As politicians head back to Westminster - and a new vote on Brexit - Ipswich Labour MP Sandy Martin insisted he is not prepared to vote to make his constituents poorer.

MPs return to Parliament for the first time in 2019 this week - and on Wednesday they start the new debate on the Prime Minister's deal to pull Britain out of the EU.

The Conservative hoping to win Ipswich back from Labour's Sandy Martin at the next general election has moved quickly to distance himself and his party from former MP Ben Gummer's views on Brexit.

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