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Tactical voting won't work in this election, warns Green Party leader

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The leader of the Green Party has today urged people to make their votes count during a visit to Cambridge today.

Natalie Bennet said the general election was set to see a number of seats won with just a quarter of the votes.

She said, because of that, tactical voting was no longer likely to work.

"Look at the candidates, look at the policies, look at the parties and say 'that's what I support' and vote for that."

– Natalie Bennett, Green Party leader.

As well as meeting party activists and going on walkabout in the market square, the party leader also visited the town's railway station.

Cambridge and Norwich South are among the Green Party's main target seats.

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Picture reveals what expanded Norfolk A&E could look like

How the new A&E department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital could look. Credit: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

A Norfolk hospital has revealed what its expanded emergency department could look like.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital plans to double the size of its A&E following a significant increase in patient numbers.

Since its current site opened at Colney in 2001, the department has seen the number of attendances increase by 100% from 50,000 to 100,000 patients a year.

It is hoped construction work could begin this winter and is likely to take 12 to 18 months to complete.


Natalie Bennett of the Green Party on the campaign trail in the Anglia region

Natalie Bennett of the Green Party.

Natalie Bennett of the Greens says her party is targeting a dozen seats nationally and two of them are in the East of England.

Norwich South and Cambridge were the Greens' second and third best results in the country at the last election.

The Greens have around 35 councillors around the region and are the main opposition party in Norwich. After her visit to the city, the leader of the Green Party, Natalie Bennett, came into the ITV News Anglia studio.

Click below to watch the full interview:


Celebrity backers lend their weight to Labour campaign

Comedian Eddie Izzard and Blackadder actor Sir Tony Robison today leant their celebrity weight behind Labour's election campaign in the region.

Serena Sandhu caught up with Eddie Izzard in Basildon and Sir Tony in Norwich to find out whether a celebrity backer could change the way you vote.

Peterborough City Hospital 'struggling to cope' with patient numbers

Peterborough City Hospital say that they are still struggling to cope with an increase in patient numbers over the Easter weekend.

The Hospital declared an 'internal major incident' yesterday after many visitors to the A and E department were forced to wait for beds.

The trust says that they are under pressure as a result of an extra 30 admissions a day over the bank holiday.

Click below to watch an interview clip with Lesley Crosby, Acting Deputy Chief Nurse at Peterborough Hospital:

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