Suffolk Central & Ipswich North

Parliamentary constituency


Candidates listed alphabetically by surname

  • Labour
    Emma Bonner-Morgan
  • Conservative
    Dan Poulter
  • Green
    Daniel Pratt
  • Liberal Democrat
    James Sandbach

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General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats



Dan Poulter Votes 33,992 header_vote_share 60.1 Net percentage change in seats +4.1



Elizabeth Hughes Votes 16,807 header_vote_share 29.7 Net percentage change in seats +10.9


Liberal Democrat

Aidan Van de Weyer Votes 2,431 header_vote_share 4.3 Net percentage change in seats -1.8


Green Party

Regan Scott Votes 1,659 header_vote_share 2.9 Net percentage change in seats -2.0



Stephen Searle Votes 1,635 header_vote_share 2.9 Net percentage change in seats -10.9


, with candidate Dan Poulter
, have the following results:
  • 30,317 total votes taken.
  • 56.1% share of the total vote
  • +5.3% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Jack Abbott
, have the following results:
  • 10,173 total votes taken.
  • 18.8% share of the total vote
  • +2.6% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Mark Cole
, have the following results:
  • 7,459 total votes taken.
  • 13.8% share of the total vote
  • +9.4% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Jon Neal
, have the following results:
  • 3,314 total votes taken.
  • 6.1% share of the total vote
  • -18.8% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Rhodri Griffiths
, have the following results:
  • 2,664 total votes taken.
  • 4.9% share of the total vote
  • +2.2% change in share of the votes
English Democrats
, with candidate Tony Holyoak
, have the following results:
  • 162 total votes taken.
  • 0.3% share of the total vote
  • +0.3% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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Suffolk boundary changes: Needham Market on the move?

Jon Wright

BBC Radio Suffolk

Needham Market residents could be voting in a different Parliamentary constituency at the next election, if plans to change the electoral boundaries are approved by MPs.

The proposals from the Boundary Commission are designed to even out the numbers of voters in each seat, while reducing the number of MPs from 650 to 600.

House of Commons

Needham, along with Combs, Battisford, Ringshall and Great Bricett would move from the Bury St Edmunds seat to the seat of Central Suffolk & North Ipswich.

That in turn loses a bit of Ipswich north of Colchester Road to the Ipswich constituency.

Suffolk Coastal gains Hasketon and Great and Little Bealings, but loses Pettistree, Stratford St Andrew and Farnham.

'Rural schools to benefit from new funding formula', says MP

As we reported yesterday, the government has announced extra funding for schools.

Suffolk is one of the areas to get the most benefit from a change in the way money is given, and will see an increase of 4.5% in funding.

Some areas are only getting around 1%.

Dan Poulter, the Central Suffolk MP, is one of those who's been campaigning for a change in the funding formula and says he's pleased there's been progress.

Dan Poulter MP

Historically the old funding formula was a disadvantage to schools in predominantly rural counties and now we're going to have a new formula put in place, so every school is going to see an increase in the amount of money it gets to spend on its pupils, and in particular schools in rural areas are going to benefit."

Dan Poulter MP(Con) Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

Central Suffolk & North Ipswich constituency voting graphic

A reminder of the results in Central Suffolk & North Ipswich:

  • Labour - Elizabeth Hughes
  • Conservative - Dr Dan Poulter (Elected)
  • Green Party - Regan Scott
  • UKIP - Stephen Searle
  • Lib Dem - Aidan Van de Weyer
Graphic showing votes by party

MP can't see May standing down immediately

The re-elected MP for Central Suffolk & North Ipswich says he can't see Theresa May stepping down as prime minister.

Dan Poulter

With a hung Parliament looming, Dan Poulter said: "At the moment Theresa May is our leader, and the prime minister and I can't see that position changing in the immediate future.

"When we're about to go into those Brexit negotiations it's important we have a degree of stability during that time, particularly when those negotiations begin."