East Suffolk District

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East Suffolk is a local government district in Suffolk, England, which was established on 1 April 2019, following the merger of the existing Suffolk Coastal and Waveney districts.[2] At the 2011 census, the two districts had a combined population of 239,552.

East Suffolk

East Suffolk District
Official logo of East Suffolk
Logo of East Suffolk District Council
East Suffolk district within the county of Suffolk
East Suffolk district within the county of Suffolk
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionEast of England
Non-metropolitan countySuffolk
StatusNon-metropolitan district
Admin HQEast Suffolk House, Melton[1]
Incorporated1 April 2019
 • TypeNon-metropolitan district council
 • BodyEast Suffolk District Council
 • Total200 sq mi (510 km2)
 • Total239,552
 • Density1,210/sq mi (469/km2)
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)

The main towns in the new district include Aldeburgh, Beccles, Bungay, Felixstowe, Framlingham, Halesworth, Leiston, Lowestoft, Saxmundham and Southwold as well parts of the wider Ipswich built-up area including Kesgrave, Martlesham and Woodbridge.

The district covers a smaller area compared to the former administrative county of East Suffolk, which was abolished by the Local Government Act 1972.


As of the 2019 elections on 2 May, the composition of East Suffolk Council is as follows:

Party Seats
Conservative 39
Labour 7
Green 4
Liberal Democrats 3
Independent 2

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Contact us » East Suffolk Council". www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk.
  2. ^ Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (24 May 2018). "The East Suffolk (Local Government Changes) Order 2018". legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.

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