Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
One Person Dies In Crash In Tolleshunt Major
One person has died following a car crash near Maldon.
Emergency services were called to Witham Road in Tolleshunt Major at around 12.13am.
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said: "Firefighters were called to assist at the scene of fatal RTC involving two vehicles.
"There was one fatality confirmed at the scene.
"Crews assisted the Ambulance Service and left at 00:55hrs".
At this stage there is no further information on any other casualties.
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.
Stansted Airport is predicting its busiest Easter weekend on record.
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