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Labour gain three Tory seats in Anglia region

Labour have won Ipswich, Peterborough and Bedford. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Labour are celebrating a good night in the Anglia region after gaining three seats from the Conservatives.

Labour have won Peterborough, Bedford and Ipswich.

In Peterborough, Fiona Onasanya won for Labour beating Conservative Stewart Jackson.

Speaking after the result Fiona Onasanya said: "It shows that the mood is changing, people have seen what's on offer and they've decided that's it's not good enough."

Fiona Onasanya wins Peterborough.

In Bedford, Labour's Mohammad Yasin won the seat from Conservative Richard Fuller.

Mohammad Yasin said: "The people of Bedford made a change because they're worried about Bedford Hospital, they're worried about the local school and they're worried about the performance of Bedfordshire Police which is very unfairly funded."

Mohammad Yasin claims victory in Bedford.

In Ipswich Labour's Sandy Martin ousted Conservative Ben Gummer.

Mr Martin said: "I've been a councillor here for 20 years and I know quite a lot of the things that people are really concerned about, particularly the traffic, the empty buildings and I understand some of their concerns and some of the things we might be able to do to make them better.

"I think people want something who will primarily be a champion for Ipswich rather than somebody who wants to be a cabinet minister."

Ben Gummer says he leaves with a great sense of pride and gratitude to the people of Ipswich.

Sandy Martin win in Ipswich.

In Clacton, some rare good news for the Conservatives. Giles Watling won the seat that had previously been held by Douglas Carswell. Carswell won the seat for Ukip and then sat as an independent.

Giles Watling, the winning Conservative candidate, said: "We desperately need that strength and stability to deal with the 27 countries that are lining up to trade with us over coming out of Europe, we've got this Brexit negotiation coming up in 11 days time."

Giles Watling won in Clacton

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