1.29AM: Close battle for second in NE Cambs between Labour and Lib Dems

THE fight for second place in NE Cambs is too close to call, according to counting agents. Conservatives at the count at Wisbech s Hudson Leisure Centre confidently predict that Steve Barclay will increase his majority. However, they say their tallies sho

THE fight for second place in NE Cambs is too close to call, according to counting agents.

Conservatives at the count at Wisbech's Hudson Leisure Centre confidently predict that Steve Barclay will increase his majority.

However, they say their tallies show Labour and the Liberal Democrats are getting similar numbers of votes, making second place look like a dead heat.

Labour election leaflets had said that only they and the Conservatives stood any real chance of bagging the election.


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Cambridgeshire county councillor Steve Tierney said: "I think Steve Barclay will have an increased majority. However it is looking very close between Labour and Lib Dem.

"They've split the left wing vote down the middle but I'm hoping we'll have more than both of them."

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Earlier in the evening Cambridgeshire County Council leader Jill Tuck also predicted that Mr Barclay would have a better majority than Malcolm Moss in 2005.

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