Waveney and Suffolk Coastal candidates confirmed as nominations close for general election

Conservative Peter Aldous is standing for Waveney in the general election. Picture: Archant.

Conservative Peter Aldous is standing for Waveney in the general election. Picture: Archant. - Credit: Archant

Nominations have closed for this year's general election, with voters going to the polls again on June 8.

Sonia Barker, Labour's Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Waveney. Picture: Waveney Labour Grou

Sonia Barker, Labour's Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Waveney. Picture: Waveney Labour Group - Credit: Archant

And Suffolk's ballot papers will have a familiar look, with all seven MPs elected two years ago hoping to return to the Conservative benches in parliament.

The two marginal seats, Waveney and Ipswich, are both traditional two-party battles between Labour and the Conservatives. The Tories have won them both in the last two general elections.

In Waveney, Conservative Peter Aldous is hoping to see off a challenge from Labour's Sonia Barker, who lost her county council seat in Pakefield last week.

Also standing is Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw for the Green Party, who won a seat on county council for Beccles, Liberal Democrat Jacky Howe, Bert Poole for UKIP and Independent Allyson Barron.


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In the Suffolk Coastal constituency, which includes the wards of Halesworth, Blything, Wrentham, Southwold and Reydon, Conservative Therese Coffey will be defending her seat.

Standing for Labour is Cameron Matthews, with Eamonn O'Nolan for the Greens, James Sandbach for the Liberal Democrats and Independent Philip Young.

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