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Election 2017

The 2017 General Election showed how first-past-the-post voting just isn’t fit for purpose any more, says Aidan Semmens.

The prime minister will begin the week with a seal of approval from the region’s Conservative MPs, after a tumultuous weekend which saw mounting calls for her resignation.

A Norfolk MP has been given a new role in the prime minister’s cabinet reshuffle, while another, though in the same job, will now attend cabinet meetings.

Theresa May is battered, bruised and bloodied. After gambling and losing her majority, she has stumbled dazed through the weekend and will now apparently form a government alongside the right-wing northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party.

When, in the early hours of Friday morning, the result of what had been a brutal and bruising campaign in North Norfolk was revealed the relief written right across Norman Lamb’s face was clear.

More two thirds of readers think Theresa May should resign as prime minister after the Conservatives lost its majority in parliament following Thursday’s general election.

A majority of Tory members believe Theresa May should resign as prime minister, according to a snap survey by the ConservativeHome website.

A cycling enthusiast has taken his experience from some of the sport’s top names to start his own company.

After the fall-out of the general election, education correspondent Lauren Cope looks at what it means for schools.

Victorious Norman Lamb says the battle for North Norfolk, which the Conservatives targeted hard, felt like ‘David and Goliath’.

Investors should “sit tight” in the face of continuing political uncertainty after the inconclusive general election result, according to a financial expert.

Business leaders in East Anglia have called for “a new dialogue” to be opened between businesses and politicians as the country searches for direction in the wake of the general election.

Here are some of the reactions in North West Norfolk on the Conservative majority in this year’s general election.

The East of England’s energy sector is hopeful of continuity and solid parliamentary support following the general election.

This was supposed to be the election that brought the United Kingdom stability.

It’s not easy this election lark - staying up all night on a diet of just cold pizza and coffee, watching as yet another seat is announced.

A vote increase of 3,000 was a welcome statement of intent for the Labour Party, according to its candidate for Great Yarmouth.

The general election has delivered a hung parliament and more unwelcome uncertainty for East Anglian farmers – but the industry is keen to find the positives. CHRIS HILL reports.

As the nation reels from this week’s shock general election result, party members of all stripes will be scratching their heads and asking themselves: ‘How could this have happened?’

Theresa May has said she will form an administration to govern Britain for the next five years, despite disastrous results in a snap election which left her short of the MPs she needs to command an overall majority in the House of Commons.

The political uncertainty in the wake of the general election result has shaken the foundations of the construction sector, with housebuilders’ shares taking a hit on the FTSE 100.

Children at Hethersett Old School Hall anticipated last night’s shockingly close General Election result at an activity day.

Theresa May is to ask the Queen for permission to form a government in the wake of the disastrous snap election which has robbed Conservatives of their overall majority in the House of Commons.

Since the financial crash of 2008, who can lead the strongest economy has been a central debate in general election campaigns.

The Conservatives have lost the election and should stand aside for a Labour minority government, according to Jeremy Corbyn, who declared: “We are ready to serve this country.”

Leading business groups have called for the economy to be put back to the top of the agenda, as the country digests the results of the general election.

We know Labour had a good night and, although the Conservatives in our region retained their seats, the party nationally had a disastrous one.

Below are the full 2017 General Election results for Norfolk and Waveney constituencies.

Sterling “fell off a cliff” after the shock exit poll indicating the Tories may fall short of an overall majority.

Theresa May will seek to stay on as prime minister and Tory leader despite failing to win a majority after her decision to hold a snap election backfired spectacularly.

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