Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
Concerns For Missing Brentwood Man
A search has started for a 59 year-old man from Brentwood who has gone missing.
Clive Alec-Tebbut was expected home after finishing work at 12.30pm yesterday but never turned up.
Essex Police said: "His disappearance is out of character and the police and his family are extremely concerned for his welfare.
"Mr Alec-Tebbutt is 5ft 11in tall, of slim build and is quite bald on top with hair at the sides.
"He is believed to be wearing a blue jacket, possibly with a high-vis over the top, and blue combat trousers.
"He lives in Hutton Drive in Brentwood and police believe he is likely to still be in the area.
"However he does have access to a car - a silver Ford Fiesta, registration FL11 FEM.
"If anyone believes they have seen Mr Alec-Tebbutt or his car they are asked to call Brentwood Police Station with any information on 101."
A man has been jailed for life to serve a minimum of 25 years for murdering an uncle as he attempted to protect his niece from unwanted advances in Basildon.
Tributes have been paid to a woman who died following a collision in North Weald.
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