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Labour's Bob Blizzard to stand down following Conservative win in Waveney

Bob Blizzard on the campaign trail during this election campaign. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Labour's Bob Blizzard has announced this is his final election campaign.

In his post-declaration speech, he said after 5 elections and 3 wins, he's standing down "while he's ahead".

He thanked his campaign team for their efforts and hard work, saying this was his "best campaign Labour had fought" in the Waveney constituency. He declined any media interviews afterwards and left the count promptly.

Peter Aldous kept hold of his seat. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The successful Conservative candidate, Peter Aldous, said it had been a "tough but fair fight" and wished Bob Blizzard well in the future.

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