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Sir Keir Starmer has been elected the new Labour leader in a move welcomed by leading members of the party in Suffolk where most local groups backed his campaign.

What should have been THE political story of early 2020 has been pushed into the sidelines by the coronavirus crisis – but on Saturday, Labour will unveil its new leader to take over from Jeremy Corbyn.

Labour’s leadership candidates were at two events for members in the East of England over the weekend – just 48 hours before the party sends out ballot papers in the race for leader and deputy leader.

Constituency Labour Parties across the region are lining up to support Sir Keir Starmer in the race to become the party’s new leader in the spring.

Former Babergh councillor Luke Cresswell has insisted he has done nothing wrong as he faces a fresh Labour Party investigation over social media posts he has made or repeated about people accused of anti-Semitism.

Labour Party members in East Anglia should have the chance to see leadership candidates at a hustings in the region before the crucial vote – and the meeting could take place in Ipswich.

The Army’s Chief of General Staff has criticised soldiers’ indiscipline, including the video of Colchester-based paratroopers using a picture of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn that went viral.

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