THE Conservatives and Labour will go forward to the second preference count in the Police and Crime Commissioner election after the completion of the first round.

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Sir Graham Bright (Conservative) polled a total of 23,711 votes across Cambridgeshire and was followed in second by Ed Murphy (Labour) with 17,576.

UKIP candidate Paul Bullen pushed Mr Murphy close for second place, with less than 100 votes between them after five of the six district declared their results.

However, Labour was a clear winner in Cambridge city, with Mr Murphy receiving almost double the number of votes as his nearest challenger.

Huntingdonshire was the first district to declare at 2pm and did so in favour of Sir Graham, who accumulated 5,669 votes.

That was soon followed by results from East Cambridgeshire, where Sir Graham polled 2,704 votes, and South Cambridgeshire, where the Tories were a clear winner with 5,176 votes.

In Peterborough, Mr Murphy was again on top 5,282. Fenland’s results had Sir Graham as a clear winner with almost 3,000 votes.

As the Conservatives did not receive more than 50 per cent of the total vote, second preference votes will now come into consideration.

RESULTS SO FAR:

HUNTINGDONSHIRE

Ansar Ali – Independent – 2,870

Sir Graham Bright - Conservative - 5,669

Paul Bullen – Ukip – 4,313

Stephen Goldspink – English Democrat – 1,357

Farooq Mohammed – Independent – 714

Rupert Moss-Eccardt – Liberal Democrat – 1,132

Ed Murphy – Labour – 2,365

Turnout was 15.3 per cent. There were 565 spoiled papers.

EAST CAMBS

Ansar Ali – Independent – 1,055

Sir Graham Bright - Conservative - 2,704

Paul Bullen – Ukip – 1,440

Stephen Goldspink – English Democrat – 600

Farooq Mohammed – Independent – 280

Rupert Moss-Eccardt – Liberal Democrat – 886

Ed Murphy – Labour – 1,140

Turnout was 12.93 per cent. There were 258 spoiled papers.

SOUTH CAMBS

Ansar Ali – Independent – 2,499

Sir Graham Bright - Conservative - 5,176

Paul Bullen – Ukip – 2,686

Stephen Goldspink – English Democrat – 1,104

Farooq Mohammed – Independent – 645

Rupert Moss-Eccardt – Liberal Democrat – 1,940

Ed Murphy – Labour – 2,873

Turnout was 15.9 per cent. There were 711 spoiled papers.

PETERBOROUGH

Ansar Ali – Independent – 3,759

Sir Graham Bright - Conservative - 4,911

Paul Bullen – Ukip – 2,809

Stephen Goldspink – English Democrat – 2,336

Farooq Mohammed – Independent – 2,896

Rupert Moss-Eccardt – Liberal Democrat – 755

Ed Murphy – Labour – 5,282

Turnout was 17.45 per cent. There were 548 spoiled papers.

FENLAND

Ansar Ali – Independent – 800

Sir Graham Bright - Conservative - 2,975

Paul Bullen – Ukip – 2,163

Stephen Goldspink – English Democrat – 1,236

Farooq Mohammed – Independent – 310

Rupert Moss-Eccardt – Liberal Democrat – 402

Ed Murphy – Labour – 1,656

Turnout was 12.95 per cent. There were 196 spoiled papers.

CAMBRIDGE CITY:

Ansar Ali – Independent – 1,733

Sir Graham Bright - Conservative – 2,276

Paul Bullen – Ukip – 1,093

Stephen Goldspink – English Democrat – 586

Farooq Mohammed – Independent – 492

Rupert Moss-Eccardt – Liberal Democrat – 2,415

Ed Murphy – Labour – 4,260

Turnout was 14.69 per cent. There were 640 spoiled papers.

COMBINED TOTALS:

Ansar Ali – Independent – 12,716

Sir Graham Bright - Conservative – 23,711

Paul Bullen – Ukip – 14,504

Stephen Goldspink – English Democrat – 7,219

Farooq Mohammed – Independent – 5,337

Rupert Moss-Eccardt – Liberal Democrat – 7,530

Ed Murphy – Labour – 17,576

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