CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2017: Conservatives take all but one seat in East Cambridgeshire

PUBLISHED: 10:18 08 May 2017 | UPDATED: 10:19 08 May 2017

The Cambridgeshire County Council election count at Ross Peers Sports Centre, Soham.

The Cambridgeshire County Council election count at Ross Peers Sports Centre, Soham.

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Cambridgeshire County Council election day 2017 shall be remembered as the day in which the Conservatives swept the county – and it was no different in East Cambridgeshire.

The Tories took seven of the eight seats available in the district, with the Liberal Democrats’ Lorna Dupre taking the other in Sutton.

It was ‘as you were’ in seven of the eight divisions, with the only major change coming in Littleport, where Tory candidate David Ambrose-Smith took the seat from UKIP on what will be seen as a dark day for the party.

BURWELL

Cllr Schumann received 1,557 votes with Charlotte Cane of the Liberal Democrats taking 642.

Labour’s Liz Swift received 381, and Floramay Waterhouse, of the Green Party took 309 votes.

• CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL: Burwell (CON hold)

Joshua SCHUMANN (Con) 1,557

Charlotte CANE (Lib Dem) 642

Liz SWIFT (Lab) 381

Floramay WATERHOUSE (Green) 309

Maj: 915

Turnout: 33.6 pc

ELY NORTH

Lis Every will be Ely North’s representative at Cambridgeshire County Council for another four years after easing to victory at the polls today.

The former Mayor of Ely took 1,192 votes, 337 more than the Liberal Democrats’ Alison Whelan (855). Labour’s Mark Hucker received 370 votes.

• CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL: Ely North (CON hold)

Lis EVERY (Con) 1,192

Alison WHELAN (Lib Dem) 855

Mark HUCKER (Labour) 370

Maj: 337

Turnout: 35.9 pc

ELY SOUTH

Anna Bailey has held her Cambridgeshire County Council seat for the Ely South division.

The Conservative candidate took 1,627 votes in the area which boasted the second largest turnout in East Cambridgeshire – 42.9 per cent.

Liberal Democrat candidate Christine Whelan received 1,368 votes, whilst Labour’s Rebecca Denness took 536.

Cllr Bailey told voters after her victory: “Thank you for voting for me. I will carry on working hard for you.”

• CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL: Ely South (CON hold)

Anna BAILEY (Con) 1,627

Christine WHELAN (Lib Dem) 1,368

Rebecca DENNESS (Labour) 536

Maj: 259

Turnout: 42.9pc

LITTLEPORT

The Conservatives’ took full advantage of a lack of UKIP candidate in Littleport today by easing to victory in the Cambridgeshire County Council elections.

Tory candidate David Ambrose-Smith received 863 votes in a division had had the lowest turnout in all of East Cambridgeshire – just 22.6 per cent.

Labour’s Jane Frances received 355 votes, whilst Martin Seidel of the Liberal Democrats took 310.

• CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL: Littleport (CON gain from UKIP)

David AMBROSE-SMITH (Con) 863

Jane FRANCCES (Lab) 335

Martin SEIDEL (Lib Dem) 310

Maj: 528

Turnout: 22.6pc

SOHAM NORTH AND ISLEHAM

Paul Raynes took a huge majority to hold on to his seat at Cambridgeshire County Council.

The Conservative candidate received 1,504 votes – a whopping 1,108 more than Liberal Democrat candidate Rupert Moss-Eccardt, who took 396 votes.

Isobel Morris, of the Labour party finished just behind on 371. There was no UKIP candidate for this division.

• CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL: Soham North and Isleham (CON hold)

Paul RAYNES (Con) 1,504

Rupert MOSS-ECCARDT (Lib Dem) 396

Isobel MORRIS (Lab) 371

Maj: 1,108

Turnout: 27pc

SOHAM SOUTH AND HADDENHAM

Conservative candidate Bill Hunt has held his seat for the Soham South and Haddenham division.

Cllr Hunt took 1,828 votes – over 1,000 more than his nearest rival, Pauline Wilson of the Liberal Democrats. She took 826 votes.

Labour’s Lydia Hill received 320 votes, while Andy Cogan of the Green Party took 193.

• CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL: Soham South and Haddenham (CON hold)

Bill HUNT (Con) 1,828

Pauline WILSON (Lib Dem) 826

Lydia HILL (Lab) 320

Andy COGAN (Green) 193

Maj: 1,002

Turnout: 37.6pc

SUTTON

Liberal Democrat candidate Lorna Dupre has held her seat at Cambridgeshire County Council, despite being run close by the Conservatives.

Councillor Dupre triumphed over rival Michael Bradley by 88 votes, taking 1,441 over the Conservatives’ 1,353.

Labour’s Christopher Horne received 355 votes and there was no UKIP candidate.

• CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL: Sutton (LIB DEM hold)

Lorna DUPRE (Lib Dem) 1,441

Michael BRADLEY (Con) 1,353

Christopher HORNE (Lab) 355

Maj: 88

Turnout: 37pc

WOODDITTON

Conservative candidate Mathew Shuter eased to victory in Woodditton at the Cambridgeshire County Council elections today.

Cllr Shuter retains his seat by taking 1,676 votes – 909 more than Labour rival, Steven O’Dell (767).

Liberal Democrat candidate John Trapp received 426 votes.

• CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL: Woodditton (CON hold)

Mathew SHUTER (Con) 1,676

Steven O’DELL (Lab) 767

John TRAPP (Lib Dem) 426

Maj: 909

Turnout: 43.6 pc

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