Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
Woman Arrested Over "Suspicious" Death In Chelmsford
A 29 year-old woman has been arrested over the death of a woman in Chelmsford last month.
48 year-old Deborah Nuttal, from Woburn House on Woburn Avenue in Epping, was found dead at an address on Forest Drive at around 1pm on 10 June.
Tests have shown she died from a heroin overdose and Essex Police are treating her death as "suspicious".
A further forensic post-mortem will be conducted in due course as part of the investigation.
Police are making enquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding her death and ask anyone with information to come forward.
Detective Inspector, Danny Stoten said: "We are currently treating Deborah's death as suspicious and officers are attempting to build a picture of the events leading up to her death.
"I'm keen to speak to anyone who saw Deborah on June 10 or anyone who is able to provide us with information on her lifestyle".
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