Two new parish councillors following Little Downham by-election
- Credit: Archant
Voters took to the polls for the Little Downham by-election as Richard Alan Maxey and Dale Roger Parson were confirmed as new parish councillors.
The count took place yesterday at the Little Downham Village Centre.
There was a turnout of 27.32 per cent with the total number of ballot papers counted at 979.
At 11.07pm returning officer, John Hill, declared the count totals.
The number of votes cast in favour of Andrew Lloyd Butcher was 236, Richard Alan Maxey 316, Dale Roger Parson 243 and Ross John Taylor 184.
The total number of rejected ballot papers was four.
East Cambridgeshire District Council was tweeting throughout the evening, as the ballot boxes came in from Little Downham and Pymoor.
- 1 Fire crews called to car fire on railway line
- 2 Car rolled in crash on A14
- 3 Councillor quits as voters get set for two Ely by-elections
- 4 Huntingdon and Peterborough hospitals bring back masks after rise in Covid numbers
- 5 Caravan site wants 10 new lodges to cope with demand
- 6 MP officially begins new era for major UK supplier
- 7 Smoke plume in village near Cambridge thought to be car fire
- 8 Man jealous of ex-wife's new relationship burnt down house
- 9 Drink-driver 'almost hit police car' in crash
- 10 Warwick Davis and daughter Annabelle cut the ribbon at special opening
They posted: “As there are two people who will be elected parish councillors tonight, we are using the ‘grass skirt’ method to count votes.”