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  UK Parliament - Suffolk Coastal
RACE DETAILS
Parents > United Kingdom > England > East of England > East of England > Suffolk Coastal
OfficeParliament
Type General Election
Filing Deadline April 20, 2010 - 06:00pm
Polls Open May 06, 2010 - 01:00am
Polls Close May 06, 2010 - 04:00pm
Term Start May 17, 2010 - 12:00pm
Term End May 17, 2015 - 12:00pm
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifiedImperator May 12, 2010 09:24pm
Data Sources[Link]
Description BBC Profile:
John Selwyn Gummer, who had previously held the Eye seat (under a previous boundary change) since 1979, was elected as MP for the new constituency with 58% of the vote in the 1983 general election. Gummer's position held firm in the 1987 and 1992 elections.

At the 1997 general election Gummer had his majority cut from a notional 16,700 to just 3,254, but his majority increased in 2001, and in 2005 was back to just under five figures.

At the election, Suffolk Coastal gains one part-ward from Waveney and loses two part-wards. To find out what might have happened had this boundary change been in force at the last election, see a notional - or estimated - result below.

Suffolk Coastal covers almost the whole of Suffolk's sea frontage, apart from the area around Lowestoft, which is in Waveney.

The areas economy is largely divided between tourism and industry. Felixstowe, the biggest container port in the UK, is the largest employer.

There are sizeable industrial developments in Felixstowe, Woodbridge and Leiston, the nearest settlement to the Sizewell nuclear power plant. Adnams has a nationally renowned brewery in Southwold.

Rallings & Thrasher Notional:
C 23,391 (44.57%)
Lab 13,717 (26.14%)
LD 11,610 (22.12%)
UKIP 2,014 (3.84%)
Green 1,753 (3.34%)
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyConservative Won05/05/2005
NameJohn Gummer Votes23,415 (44.55%)
Term05/17/2005 - 05/17/2010 Margin9,685 (+18.43%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
MAP
KEY RACE? 0.0000000000 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
03/11/2010 05/06/2010
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Thérèse Coffey 1 --1 1
Leaning Call: Thérèse Coffey (100.00%)
Weighted Call: Thérèse Coffey (100.00%)

CANDIDATES
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Name Thérèse Coffey Daisy Cooper Adam Leeder Stephen Bush Rachel Fulcher  
PartyConservative Liberal Democrat Labour UK Independence Green  
Website  
Certified Votes25,475 (46.41%) 16,347 (29.78%) 8,812 (16.05%) 3,156 (5.75%) 1,103 (2.01%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -9,128 (-16.63%) -16,663 (-30.36%) -22,319 (-40.66%) -24,372 (-44.40%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $--  
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