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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.

The Tories held onto South West Norfolk with more than double the number of votes than Labour.

Broadland’s newly re-elected MP, Keith Simpson, said Theresa May had been “damaged” by the general election results.

Theresa May’s snap election gamble has backfired spectacularly leaving her position on a knife edge and the UK facing a hung parliament.

It was always expected to be one of the most keenly contested seats in the General Election.

With the general election ending in a hung parliament, there could be days or weeks of political horse-trading before the final form of the next government is settled.

As Norwich South overwhelmingly united behind Labour, newly re-elected MP Clive Lewis admitted “our secret weapon was Theresa May”.

The Conservatives have retained the North West Norfolk constituency with an overwhelming majority.

Conservative George Freeman said he was humbled to hold his Mid Norfolk seat by a majority of 16,086, while Labour were also pleased with a big increase of votes in the constituency.

The Ukip vote in its former Great Yarmouth heartland has collapsed.

Peter Aldous has held onto his seat for the Conservatives in Waveney.

In Suffolk, one of the biggest shocks came as Conservative Ben Gummer lost his Ipswich seat.

Conservative candidate Chloe Smith has retained her Norwich North seat - but only by a margin of just over 500 votes.

Conservative Richard Bacon has become the South Norfolk MP for the fifth time since 2001.

If the June 8 General Election ends in a hung parliament, it could be a matter of days or weeks before the final form of the next government is settled.

An MP from Ghana revealed he has been so impressed with North Norfolk, and how the election was conducted, that he wants to move here.

Billed as a seat whose result could predict the outcome of the general election as a whole, Norwich South has been a key Labour battleground to defend Clive Lewis’ majority.

Students at the University of East Anglia are camping out in the students’ union bar overnight to watch the election results roll in.

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

The prospect of a hung Parliament would throw serious doubt over Brexit negotiations, due to begin in earnest in just 11 days.

Who needs sleep? A night of drama is in store as the general election results come in. Here’s when the key results are likely to come through.

Counting for what is expected to be one of the closest contests in the General Election is underway in North Walsham.

A jubilant Clive Lewis has predicted this election has ended Theresa May’s time in 10 Downing Street as exit polls point to a hung parliament.

Theresa May’s gamble on a snap election looks set to cost her overall control of the House of Commons, according to an exit poll released after the June 8 general election.

Relive what happened on General Election night and morning as the Conservatives struggled nationally but keep their seats in Norfolk.

Voters across Waveney have been visiting polling stations to cast their vote in the general election.

There’s nothing in the law that specifically bans taking selfies or photos for that matter.

Over the past seven weeks our business leaders have laid out their top priorities for whichever government is elected in today’s vote.

The 2017 general election could bring radical change to East Anglia’s rural economy and communities. Farming editor CHRIS HILL reports on the competing parties’ positions on agricultural subsidies, environmental protection and infrastructure funding.

We asked the general election candidates in Norfolk and Waveney to tell us why you should vote for them today. We also invited them to submit videos outlining their three priorities. This is what they said:

After a campaign lasting almost two months, polling stations have opened across Norfolk and Waveney giving people in the region the chance to vote in the 2017 general election.

Theresa May wanted this election to be fought on Brexit but in the end it has been shaped by pauses in campaigning followed by furious rows over security.

Theresa May has defended the Conservative manifesto saying finding the money to pay the country’s social care bill was “one of the great challenges of our time”.

The prime minister has been accused of “treating people with contempt” after ignoring an invitation to discuss the so-called “dementia tax”.

Labour’s Clive Lewis has admitted he was worried about losing his seat when Theresa May called a snap election.

North Norfolk Liberal Democrat candidate Norman Lamb has received the backing of Queen legend Brian May, ahead of the General Election.

Prime minister Theresa May has visited Norwich on the final day of General Election campaigning - and told voters that “Brexit is the basis of everything else”.

The Ukip party leader has visited Great Yarmouth on the last day of the general election campaign.

One university graduate in Norwich stands to win more than £180,000, depending on whether Jeremy Corbyn and Labour are successful in this election.

Theresa May is to visit Norfolk as she makes a final whistle-stop tour of the country to boost the Tory vote.

As voters prepare for June 8, here’s a guide to what happens when the polling stations close...

Do you want a better North Norfolk and a country that works for everyone? Or do you want more of the same – cuts in services we all need like the NHS and schools while the rich get more tax cuts?

The University of East Anglia has featured as the backdrop in a new campaign video for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

In their election manifestos the UK’s political parties have played with some big figures, spiralling into the tens of billions of pounds.

It has been an enormous privilege to serve as the MP for North Norfolk over the last 16 years.

Election candidate Clive Lewis was joined for a day of campaigning by an “anti-Brexit hero” as he rallied the Remain vote in Norwich South.

We asked the general election candidates in South Norfolk to tell us why you should vote for them on Thursday, June 8. We also invited them to submit videos outlining their three priorities. This is what they said:

We asked the general election candidates in Waveney to tell us why you should vote for them on Thursday, June 8. We also invited them to submit videos outlining their three priorities. This is what they said:

We asked the general election candidates in South West Norfolk to tell us why you should vote for them on Thursday, June 8. We also invited them to submit videos outlining their three priorities. This is what they said:

We asked the general election candidates in Norwich South to tell us why you should vote for them on Thursday, June 8. We also invited them to submit videos outlining their three priorities. This is what they said:

We asked the general election candidates in North West Norfolk to tell us why you should vote for them on Thursday, June 8. This is what they said:

We asked the general election candidates in North Norfolk to tell us why you should vote for them on Thursday, June 8. We also invited them to submit videos outlining their three priorities. This is what they said:

We asked the general election candidates in Norwich North to tell us why you should vote for them on Thursday, June 8. We also invited them to submit videos outlining their three priorities. This is what they said:

We asked the general election candidates in Mid Norfolk to tell us why you should vote for them on Thursday, June 8. We also invited them to submit videos outlining their three priorities. This is what they said:

We asked the general election candidates in Broadland to tell us why you should vote for them on Thursday, June 8. We also invited them to submit videos outlining their three priorities. This is what they said:

We asked the general election candidates in Great Yarmouth to tell us why you should vote for them on Thursday, June 8. We also invited them to submit videos outlining their three priorities. This is what they said:

Claims the NHS is in “grave danger” if voters back the Tories have been condemned as “reckless scaremongering” by a Conservative election candidate.

Polling for this General Election has been erratic. But in recent weeks there has been one undeniable trend – Labour is on the rise.

The Liberal Democrat candidate in North Norfolk has hit out at his Conservative rival as the race in the marginal seat gets increasingly personal.

They may be too young to vote in the General Election but pupils at Dereham’s Neatherd High School will still have their say on who they would like to run the country.

Labour candidate for North Norfolk Stephen Burke has backed his leader Jeremy Corbyn’s call for Theresa May to quit over police cuts, in light of the recent terrorist attacks.

Theresa May is facing pressure to postpone the general election in the wake of the London terror attack.

Arts correspondent Emma Knights asks some of our region’s cultural leaders to share their views about the key issues for their sector in the June 8 general election.

Politicians hoping to win over Norwich constituencies faced their voters as they were quizzed on key election talking points.

With the general election looming we wanted to give you the chance to quiz Norwich’s candidates.

With the general election looming we wanted to give you the chance to quiz Norwich’s candidates.

General election candidates standing in Norwich’s two constituencies are today being asked to commit themselves to fighting for EU workers’ rights should they be elected next week.

April 18, when Theresa May confidently called this snap election, seems likes an age ago now.

As research suggests around 10m British adults are diagnosed with a mental health condition, and more than 55,000 people in Norfolk and Suffolk were treated by the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) last year, mental health could be a key issue for voters in next week’s election.

Ed Balls, the former shadow chancellor and current Norwich City chairman, has been enlisted by ITV to become a general election night pundit.

With polling day looming we want to give you the chance to quiz Norwich’s candidates.

A week today the nation goes to the polls. Here Political Editor Richard Porritt takes the temperature of the battle to form the next government as campaigning reaches a climax.

Elizabeth Truss maintained a tradition stretching back more than 50 years when she won South West Norfolk, with a majority of almost 14,000, in 2015.

North West Norfolk candidates answered questions on Brexit, health and terrorism at a hustings in King’s Lynn.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has revealed that he has some - albeit fairly short - East Anglian roots.

Candidates from across Norfolk were quizzed by 15 to 25 year old’s at a special hustings organised by the Mancroft Advice Project at Norwich OPEN on Tuesday evening.

Candidates hoping to become MP for North West Norfolk are being put on the spot at a hustings in King’s Lynn.

Norwich South is a key Conservative battlefield – the Tories desperately want this seat. But although they can smell blood, Labour will be no pushover in this city constituency.

Voters take to the polls next Thursday but if you still don’t know which party to vote for in the 2017 General Election then our test could help you.

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn were forced to defend their records as they faced a live TV grilling from a studio audience and presenter Jeremy Paxman.

Broadland is the baby of Norfolk’s constituencies - this will be just the third time voters will head to the polls to pick an MP.

North Norfolk candidate Norman Lamb said he took guidance from the national party about doing “low key” canvassing during the national suspension following the Manchester bombing.

We’ve teamed up with The Bureau for Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) to find out who is targeting Facebook users in this area with political adverts, known as “dark ads”.

Jeremy Corbyn has restarted the general election campaign after Monday night’s Manchester atrocity with a controversial speech which linked the rise in terrorism with Britain’s involvement in foreign wars.

While Brexit has certainly dominated the headlines, education, from nurseries to universities, is shaping up to be a key election battleground. Education correspondent Lauren Cope reports.

Conservative hopeful Lana Hempsall spent most of her childhood in Slovenia.

Concerned factory workers at a Thetford company known for its diverse workforce questioned a leading cabinet minister about whether they and their colleagues would have the right to stay in Britain after Brexit.

The five candidates vying to become the MP for the Great Yarmouth constituency have taken part in a hustings at the main church in the village of Belton.

It is often said that politics is a rough game where all sorts is thrown at candidates of all parties.

Mid Norfolk residents will have the chance to quiz candidates for the seat in the lead up to the June 8 general election.

It is an issue which is dominating the election agenda, taking a close second place only to Brexit in polls on the most important issue to voters.

So it is election time once again, where the leaders of our political parties are battling for their ideas and policies to get a hearing.

Norwich North is a prized seat for the Conservatives.

Voters are being urged to ignore party affiliations and join a campaign to stop Theresa May’s so-called “dementia tax”.

Labour activists and candidates had a break from canvassing when musician Billy Bragg headed to Norwich for a special concert.

In an election campaign, politicians are known for going to great lengths in an attempt to secure your vote.

The Secretary of State for International Trade joined Conservative candidate James Wild on the campaign trail in North Norfolk.

They are all campaigning for your vote in the General Election, but can you recognise Norfolk’s candidates?

A Conservative government would consult on a possible cap on social care costs, Theresa May has announced.

The Labour candidate for North Norfolk is predicting a “bleak” future for many older people should the Tories win on June 8.

A government advisor, who is battling for a marginal Norfolk seat, says his years working in Westminster have not left him out of touch with average voters.

A Norwich pub is offering customers free beer in an effort to encourage more people to vote in the general election.

Theresa May has been dubbed the “lunch snatcher” by the Liberal Democrats for her raid on the free school meals of thousands of Norfolk children.

The battle for power in North Norfolk is a fascinating one.

Business leaders have raised concerns about a Tory pledge to double a levy on businesses which employ skilled migrant workers.

More than 1000 children in North Norfolk rely on food handouts to survive, new figures have revealed.

The Conservative Party will propose scrapping winter fuel payments for all but the poorest pensioners.

Students at a city school have quizzed candidates hoping to be the next MP for Norwich South tackling issues from tuition fees to zero hour contracts.

All five general election candidates for the Great Yarmouth constituency have agreed to attend a hustings meeting in Belton.

Senior politicians will be heading for Norwich tomorrow as the BBC’s Question Time films its latest programme in the city.

As the general election looms, the major parties are trying to woo the worker. But does that come at a price for businesses? BETHANY WHYMARK reports.

Speaking at a hustings event at East Coast College in Great Yarmouth, Catherine Blaiklock showed the audience a framed photograph of herself with her husband.

Predicting elections is notoriously difficult. Famously pollsters got the 2015 General Election, Brexit and Donald Trump’s White House victory spectacularly wrong.

There’s less than a week left for people to register to vote in the general election on June 8. Here are all your vote-registering questions answered in preparation for election day.

After announcing they would not field general election candidates in a number of Norfolk seats, UKIP have sprung a surprise by standing in a number of constituencies where they might have been expected to stand aside.

Justice secretary Elizabeth Truss has insisted marshalling Tory troops from across the county to try to unseat Norman Lamb is not a sign the party is complacent about winning in other seats.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis appeared on this morning’s episode of The Wright Stuff, addressing the Labour manifesto leak, the importance of a second referendum on the Brexit deal and Labour’s chances in the General Election – “the most important in the post-war period”.

The Liberal Democrats say they would give teachers, nurses and police officer pay rises worth hundreds of pounds if elected.

Almost 300 homes in Norwich have stood empty for more than six months, says the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Norwich South.

The Labour leader has given his full backing to his party’s only candidate in the region who is defending a seat.

A group of Norfolk Conservatives have flooded into north Norfolk, leaving behind their own constituency in a bid to help their parliamentary candidate James Wild unseat Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb.

On a whistle-stop visit to the east coast, the Labour leader visited a hospital which has been affected by a cyber attack.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been visiting Gorleston and Lowestoft, where he described the cyber hackers who have hit the NHS as “a bunch of 21st Century highway robbers”.

The EDP asks North West Norfolk candidates questions given by College of West Anglia students on important issues facing young people.

Some carefully planned canvassing by the Home Secretary went awry when one Norwich voter demanded “get off my doorstep – I am not voting for you”.

The party machines are at full power with air wars launched and foot soldiers dispatched to doorsteps in every marginal seat.

When the list of those standing for Norwich North in the general election was published, the inclusion of a candidate for the Pirate Party UK will no doubt have led some to ask ‘who?’

A Norwich man has placed a £10,000 bet on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and his party to win the general election next month.

UKIP has confirmed it will not be entering a candidate for the South Norfolk constituency in next month’s general election.

Mental health services in Norfolk are “not acceptable” but could be “revolutionised”, Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb has said.

Young people care most about education, jobs, housing and transport in the run-up to the June 8 General Election.

UKIP has confirmed it will not be entering a candidate for the South Norfolk constituency in next month’s general election.

James Wild, North Norfolk Conservative parliamentary candidate, today formally launched his campaign in Cromer with party activists before a day of canvassing voters.

Jeremy Corbyn has announced that almost £5bn will be invested in English schools as part of a wide-ranging National Education Service.

Prime Minsiter Theresa May has pledged a free vote on overturning the Hunting Act if the Conservatives win next month’s election.

Hunting has divided politicians since 1949, when the first two attempts to ban it were defeated in Parliament. Here are some of the highlights of what’s happened since:

Great Yarmouth Borough Council has reminded voters they have less than two weeks to register to for the general election.

UKIP will not be standing a general election candidate in North Norfolk and have urged their supporters to ‘lend’ their votes to the Conservatives to unseat Norman Lamb.

George Freeman, who was elected Mid Norfolk MP in 2010, has been unanimously readopted as the Mid Norfolk Conservative candidate for this general election.

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Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has conceded the General Election is a “foregone conclusion” but called on voters in East Anglia not to hand Theresa May a “colossal landslide”.

Brexit will be at the centre of a Liberal Democrat’s bid to unseat a long-sitting Conservative at this year’s snap general election.

This will be a familiar sight on the roads of North Norfolk this month.

The prime minister used a trip to East Anglia to repeat her message that only she can offer the type of leadership that will ensure a successful Brexit.

Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Norwich North has described his national leader Jeremy Corbyn as being like marmite to voters.

Prime minister Theresa May visited Norwich this afternoon, where she urged Conservative candidates to work “flat out” for a landslide.

The Liberal Democrats have picked their candidate to fight for North West Norfolk at next month’s general election.

Theresa May will use a speech in Norwich to urge her candidates to work “flat out” for a landslide.

A local political group has welcomed new plans which could see hospital parking charges scraped.

A manufacturers trade body has called on the next government to commit to a long-term industrial strategy in its post-Brexit plans.

The Liberal Democrats have announced plans to protect the “triple lock” for state pensions.

While politicians put the finishing touches to their general election manifestos, we asked a cross-section of the farming industry what campaign pledges would win their vote on June 8.

Jeremy Corbyn is facing a potential challenge in his Islington North constituency from a terminally-ill cancer patient from Norfolk.

These are the full results in the Norfolk County Council elections

The Conservatives have kicked off their General Election campaign in Norwich following a surge in Tory support for Norfolk County Council.

There was joy for the Conservatives as they took overall control of Norfolk County Council, but despair for UKIP and the Greens, who suffered election wipeout.

UKIP has announced it will not be standing any candidates in Norwich in the general election - and urged people to instead ‘lend’ their votes to the Conservatives.

It has been a historic day for local democracy with representatives voted onto the new Lowestoft Town Council for the first time.

Suffolk County Council will continue to be a Conservative-controlled authority after challenges from other parties failed to materialise.

Blur drummer Dave Rowntree has said his election to University division in Norwich is “humbling” and vowed to get the street lights turned back on.

Two councillors were suspended from the Conservative Party in the run-up to the county council elections.

Former deputy leader of Norfolk County Council Dan Roper clung on to a slim majority to retain his seat in the local elections as his party lost control of Reepham amid a Conservative surge.

Norfolk County Council’s Conservative leader Cliff Jordan said his party will deliver for the people of the county after winning seats in the local elections.

UKIP’s share of the vote has been decimated in Norfolk today as the party fell from almost a quarter of the total vote in 2013 to just 6pc.

Counting is under way to discover who will be elected onto the new town council for Lowestoft.

While the majority of the county painted itself blue in today’s local elections, Labour found success in Norwich as they held onto their existing seats - and gained new ones.

Ukip have had a ‘strong and stable defeat’ in Great Yarmouth at the county council elections.

The Conservatives have gained control of Norfolk County Council, as UKIP and the Greens were wiped out.

After all the debates, claims and counterclaims of a closely fought election campaign, the most important question a candidate might have to answer in this year’s poll could well be...heads or tails?

People will go to the polls on May 4 to pick who should represent them at Norfolk County Council. Dan Grimmer looks at the Great Yarmouth area.

Results across the country could suggest success for the region’s Conservatives in the local election.

The Labour Party has selected its candidate for the South Norfolk constituency in next month’s general election.

Counting will take place today to find out who the winners and losers are in the county council elections.

The views of Norfolk’s MPs in the EU referendum differed sharply from the views of their constituents.

Thousands of people - plus a few dogs - have been heading to polling stations in North Norfolk to cast their votes in the county council elections.

The Conservative party chairman is campaigning in Great Yarmouth today.

The first general election hustings event for the Great Yarmouth constituency has been announced.

Voters in Great Yarmouth have gone to the polls to vote in the local elections.

Norfolk will go to the polls today to decide who they want to represent them at the county council - with the political balance at County Hall currently on a knife edge.

Voters go to the polls tomorrow, with all 84 seats on Norfolk County Council up for grabs.

Voters will go to the polls on Thursday to vote who they want to represent them at Norfolk County Council.

With the Brexit vote, snap general election and council elections, voters could be forgiven for feeling fatigued.

The Labour Party have selected their candidate to run to be Great Yarmouth’s next MP.

Sarah Simpson has been selected as Labour’s candidate for the Mid Norfolk constituency to stand in this June’s general election.

Posters promoting Liberal Democrat and Conservative candidates have been stolen as the Norfolk County Council election campaigns heat up.

A Norfolk district councillor has been announced as the Conservative candidate for Norwich South in the upcoming general election.

Much has already been said about housing on the general election hustings, but commercial property is an equally important part of the economy.

Labour have revealed their slate of candidates in Norfolk and Waveney for next month’s general election.

The Labour Party has named Stephen Burke as its candidate for North Norfolk at the June 8 general election.

People will go to the polls on May 4 to pick who should represent them at Norfolk County Council. Dan Grimmer looks at the West Norfolk area.

People will go to the polls on May 4 to pick who should represent them at Norfolk County Council. Dan Grimmer looks at the North Norfolk area.

People will go to the polls on May 4 to pick who should represent them at Norfolk County Council. Dan Grimmer looks at the South Norfolk area.

People will go to the polls on May 4 to pick who should represent them at Norfolk County Council. Dan Grimmer looks at the Norwich area.

People will go to the polls on May 4 to pick who should represent them at Norfolk County Council. Dan Grimmer looks at the Breckland area.

People will go to the polls on May 4 to pick who should represent them at Norfolk County Council. Dan Grimmer looks at the Broadland area.

People will go to the polls on May 4 to pick who should represent them at Suffolk County Council. Paul Geater looks at the Waveney area.

After 20 months in the making the village of Yaxham will now have its say on its Neighbourhood Plan.

Business lobbying groups in East Anglia have warned the general election must not be all about Brexit as their governing body releases its personal manifesto.

A former special advisor to the defence secretary is to stand against North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb in the upcoming general election.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis is calling on his party’s leadership to promise voters a referendum on Britain’s final Brexit deal.

Another general election candidate has been confirmed for the Great Yarmouth constituency, with UKIP announcing who will be fighting its corner.

With a growing populace of UKIP voters in west Norfolk, it’s no wonder that Nigel Farage’s unusual comedy stint at the Hunstanton Princess Theatre proved so popular.

As the person in the office who spends longest ensconced in council meetings, election time invariably brings up a question from my fellow reporters.

The Green Party has put its faith in youth when selecting a candidate for the upcoming general election.

Political opponents went head to head in front of the television cameras as Mustard TV programme This Week aired a Norfolk County Council election special.

The town councillors of Wymondham are to meet to elect a mayor and deputy mayor for the 2017/18 term.

Apart from one four-year blip in New Labour’s 1990s heydays, North West Norfolk has remained true blue for donkey’s years.

Sitting MP Sir Henry Bellingham held onto the North West Norfolk seat with a majority of almost 15,000 in 2015.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has been criticised after tweeting a poll which the agency credited as its source has denied producing.

As party campaigns get underway ahead of the snap election on June 8 we’ve dug out six of the more memorable Norfolk stories from previous elections. From swine flu to naked voters, here’s an indication of what might be in store over the next seven weeks.

Championing public transport, building strong communities and taking action on climate change are key pledges in the Green Party’s manifesto for next month’s county council elections.

Theresa May has said she will be knocking on doors during the campaign for the snap general election on June 8 but she will be hoping that everyone who answers is fully clothed - unlike this man in Norwich.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has revealed how he will have to cut short his honeymoon and forgo his stag do because of the snap election.

A snap election will “smoke out the shrill divisive siren voices of British politics”, according to Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman.

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