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 Suffolk South
Other Conservative hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Tim Yeo Conservative 18,748 41.4 +4.1
Marc Young Labour 13,667 30.2 +0.9
Tessa Munt Liberal Democrat 11,296 24.9 -2.8
Derek Allen UK Independence 1,582 3.5  
Majority 5,081 11.2
Turnout 45,293 66.2 -11.0
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 1.6% from Labour to Conservative

Description
Suffolk South is typical rural England, though the largest town, Sudbury, and the neighbouring Great Cornard, are home to large council estates, which were built after the second world war to house the overspill from London.

Sudbury is the industrial centre of the area, including the traditional weaving and textile industry, large engineering facilities such as Delphi Automotive Systems and industrial estates which are home to companies such as British Sugar.

The countryside along the river Stour near East and West Bergholt is commonly known as "Constable country". There are also lots of little attractive villages, which display the thatched roofs and colour washed walls characteristic of the Suffolk area. Sudbury is also the birthplace of the artist Thomas Gainsborough.

The sitting MP Tim Yeo was one of the few "back to basics" Tories to survive the Labour landslide.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Suffolk South
Conservative hold
Name Party Votes %
Tim Yeo Conservative 19,402 37.3
Paul Bishop Labour 15,227 29.3
Kathy Pollard Liberal Democrat 14,395 27.7
Somerset de Chair Referendum 2,740 5.3
Angela Holland Natural Law 211 0.4
Majority 4,175 8.0
Turnout 51,975 77.2
 
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