THE 2015 general election in Colchester will have a Groundhog Day feel to it.

The four big political parties which polled the most votes in 2010 have selected the same candidates to contest the constituency next year.

Jordan Newell, chairman of Colchester Labour Party, has been reselected by colleagues as Labour’s candidate for next May’s election.

Last October, after speculation he would retire in 2015 at the age of 69, Lib Dem MP Sir Bob Russell announced he would seek a fifth term as the town’s representative in the House of Commons.

Will Quince, group leader of Colchester Council’s Conservatives, will have another shot at gaining the seat for the Tories.

Completing the familiar line up, businessman John Pitts has been selected by constituency colleagues to represent Ukip for a second time and will stand in 2015, subject to the