Tories hold West Suffolk
7th May 2010
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Local Conservative candidate, Matthew Hancock has once again retained the West Suffolk seat, which encompasses Newmarket and Haverhill.


Matthew increased the Conservative vote in the area by more than 4,000 votes on the previous election when Richard Spring stood in 2005 with a claim of a 14.2% swing away from Labour.


Belinda Brooks-Gordon of the Liberal Democrats came second, with Ohid Ahmed of Labour third.


The victory was marred somewhat with reports this morning that almost 69,000 local postal voters across West Suffolk missed their chance to vote for their chosen party after poll cards despatched to them listed a deadline date of the 27th April when it was actually the 20th.  The Council has apologised for the mistake and continues to investigate how it happened.

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