Waveney's MP says he has "unfinished business" in the area after announcing plans to stand for re-election.

Mr Aldous, who has represented Lowestoft, Beccles, Bungay and nearby villages since 2010, said he would again be standing as the Conservative candidate at the next election, expected to take place in 2024. 

He said: "There is an awful lot going on at the moment, whether that's with the Gull Wing bridge, flood defence scheme, work in the towns or the job opportunities that are hopefully beginning to emerge in the energy industry.

"There is a lot of unfinished business with fishing after Brexit too.

"That is why I have decided to stand again.

"It does depend very much on the electorate, which I fully respect."

Mr Aldous confirmed his intention was to run for the proposed Lowestoft seat, with his current Waveney seat set to change.

The Boundary Commission has recommended that his constituency be re-drawn in 2023, meaning he would lose Bungay and the area south of the town.

Mr Aldous said: "I am fond of the whole constituency, but an awful lot of the focus of my work is Lowestoft-based and those are the ones I would like to continue to work on."

Bungay would form part of a new ‘Waveney Valley’ constituency, along with Halesworth, Harleston, Diss and Eye. 

A career-long backbencher with relatively little national recognition, Mr Aldous came to prominence in February this year when he became one of the UK's first MPs to send a letter of no confidence in Boris Johnson following the partygate scandal.

In 2019, Mr Aldous won his seat on its current boundaries with a large majority of 18,002. 

The seat had previously been held by the Labour Party from 1997 until 2010. Some models suggest Labour would win back the seat if an election was to be held tomorrow.