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Transport minister loses his Ipswich seat

Chris Mole and Ben Gummer MP

Mr Mole conceded his opponent had fought a good campaign

Transport minister Chris Mole has lost his Ipswich seat in Suffolk.

Ben Gummer, son of former Tory cabinet minister John Gummer, won the seat with a majority of 2,079 on a swing of 8.1%.

The Conservative's candidate Peter Aldous won the seat of Waveney in Suffolk which has been in Labour hands since 1997.

Tory candidate Peter Aldous won the seat from government whip Bob Blizzard with a majority of 769. The Tories also held five other seats in Suffolk.

Doctor Dan Poulter held the Central Suffolk and North Ipswich seat with 27,125 votes - a 13,786 majority over the Lib Dem challenger.

Conservative Matthew Hancock held the seat of West Suffolk with 24,312 votes, a majority of 13,050 over the Lib Dems.

Conservative candidate ex-BBC employee Therese Coffey held on to Tory former cabinet minister John Gummer's seat, Suffolk Coastal, with 25,475 votes.

In Bury St Edmunds, Conservative David Ruffley held on to the seat with a majority of 12,380 over the Lib Dems.

The Conservative candidate Tim Yeo also held South Suffolk with a majority of 8,699.

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