It was the turn of the Conservatives to launch their Euro election campaign in this region today.
The party currently holds three of the seven seats up for grabs but as Matthew Hudson reports in this region the support enjoyed by UKIP could prove a major problem.
The South Suffolk MP Tim Yeo finds out today whether he can stand for the constituency in the next general election.
Local Conservative Party members are voting on whether Mr Yeo should be reselected as their candidate, after they deselected him in November. A result is due this afternoon.
It comes after he was cleared of breaking lobbying rules by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
Conservative backbenchers from our region are calling for a national veto on EU laws - and insisting the party needs to do more to combat the challenge from UKIP.
Bernard Jenkin, MP for Essex North, said his party had allowed UKIP to "steal" the Conservative's policies.
The Cambridgeshire based charity Alzheimer's Research UK have paid tribute to Margaret Thatcher.
Lady Thatcher became patron of the dementia research charity in 2001. Her daughter Carol revealed that her mother had been diagnosed with dementia in 2008.
Rebecca Wood, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Research UK, said:
“The loss of Baroness Thatcher will resonate across the world, but in particular with the 820,000 people living with dementia in the UK."
"That dementia could affect such a forceful personality is a lesson that this cruel condition does not discriminate. As Patron to Alzheimer’s Research UK, her support of our research could not have been more important, helping draw attention to a condition so frequently swept under the carpet."
“Thanks to Lady Thatcher, we have made inroads with our research to defeat dementia. The answers will come too late for her, but they will come, and this will be another important part of our collective memory of her life and work.”