Candidates bid for South Suffolk seat

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With polling stations having opened in the 2015 general election, we’ve taken a look at the candidates vying for your vote.

Former Conservative MP Tim Yeo resigned his South Suffolk seat after being deselected by the Tory party, leaving the door open for six new candidates.

Standing for Labour is Jane Basham, 52, from Hadleigh, who works with homeless young people and vulnerable adults.

Conservative candidate James Cartlidge, 40, lives in Assington, where he runs his own property company.

Robert Lindsay, 50, standing for the Green Party, lives in Bildeston and runs a smallholding and a PR and media consultancy.

Standing for the Christian People’s Alliance is Stephen Todd, 64, a carpenter and joiner from East Bergholt.

Liberal Democrat candidate Grace Weaver, 25, grew up in East Bergholt and works as a policy and public affairs consultant.

Ukip’s Steven Whalley, 64, lives in East Bergholt and worked as an IT and telecoms consultant.

Voters will also decide on district council candidates, as well as contested town and parish seats.