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Suffolk now has ‘largest district council in country’

Image copyright BBC/Mike Page Image caption Felixstowe, Sizewell, Woodbridge, Beccles, Lowestoft and Henham Park are all now served by one district council The country’s biggest non-metropolitan district council, by population, has come into being after a merger. East Suffolk, made up of the former Suffolk Coastal and Waveney district councils, will serve 246,913 people. A […]

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Soft Brexit ‘inevitable since 2017’

The chief whip, Julian Smith, has told the BBC that the government should have been clearer on the consequences of the 2017 election on the Brexit deal. Speaking to Laura Kuenssberg he said after the failure of the Conservative Party to get a majority, “the parliamentary arithmetic would mean that this would inevitably a kind […]

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Brexit: What are MPs voting on?

Image copyright Getty Images On Monday, MPs will take part in a second round of votes on alternative Brexit proposals. The intention is to see what outcome, if any, commands a majority. None of MPs’ eight proposed options secured a majority in the first set of indicative votes on 27 March, but those which received […]

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Dominic Grieve loses no-confidence vote by local Tories

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dominic Grieve has been a prominent campaigner for another Brexit referendum MP and former Attorney General Dominic Grieve has lost a vote of no-confidence by local Conservatives. It followed a “robust discussion” about Brexit by party association members in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. Mr Grieve has been a prominent campaigner for […]