Election 2017: Conservatives hold a number of Suffolk seats
- Credit: Ashley Pickering
In Suffolk, one of the biggest shocks came as Conservative Ben Gummer lost his Ipswich seat.
He was the man behind the Conservative manifesto - but he was not granted the opportunity to help introduce its policies after being ditched by the electorate.
The Cabinet Office minister lost out to Labour's Sandy Martin with a nearly 5pc swing.
Elsewhere the Tories faired better - with Peter Aldous hanging on to his Waveney seat - with a 9,215 majority. Matthew Hancock stayed put in West Suffolk - where Ukip and Lib Dem candidates lost their deposits as they won such a small share of the votes.
There were also Conservative holds in South Suffolk, with James Cartlidge, and in Central Suffolk and North Ipswich for Dan Poulter.
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Suffolk Coastal also remained a Conservative hold, as DEFRA minister Therese Coffey took home 57pc of the vote.
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