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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Any early rain should clear, leaving a dry morning. Some brighter spells could develop and it will be feeling very mild. Highs of 16 deg C.
Teams searching for the missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague have admitted they're running out of logical places to look for him.
Cloud will thicken this evening but most places will remain dry. However some rain will creep in early Monday morning. Lows of 8 deg C.