Labour were wiped out at the last election in this region, with no MPs at all in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.
As party members meet at its annual conference, they know they have an uphill task with less than two years to the next polling day.
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Sunny spells, especially in the morning before it turns cloudy later. Feeling cooler than yesterday.
Showers will drift north across eastern coastal counties this evening with thunderstorms out to sea. Fine again tomorrow.
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