Littleport tops poll for the lowest turnout in council elections
- Credit: ECDC
Littleport won the ‘honour’ of achieving the lowest turn-out of any division across East Cambridgeshire for yesterday’s local elections.
With electors going to the polls in all eight divisions for seats on Cambridgeshire County Council, most of Littleport decided to stay at home.
The turnout figure for Littleport, where David Ambrose Smith is defending his Conservative held seat, was just 23.5 per cent.
That contrasts with Ely South division which, at 46.9 per cent, had the highest turnout.
There are four candidates for Ely South – Green, Lib Dem, Lab and Conservative.
This is the division previously held by Anna Bailey for the Conservatives, but she has stood down this year.
Across the rest of East Cambs turnout was as follows:
- 1 Person hit by train between Manea and Peterborough
- 2 First visit not 'a flying success' but pub deserves second chance
- 3 Sanctuary Housing criticised over empty homes in Ely
- 4 Fire crews called to car fire on railway line
- 5 MP officially begins new era for major UK supplier
- 6 Huntingdon and Peterborough hospitals bring back masks after rise in Covid numbers
- 7 Lorna’s successful plea to remove £3 shower charge for disabled visitors to The Hive
- 8 Hunt is on for arsonists after 5am car fire
- 9 Threat to cancel or 'indefinitely pause' £450m Ely rail upgrade
- 10 'Cuckooing' drug dealer caught with cocaine to the value of £3,670
Woodditton division, 38.3 per cent
Sutton division, 37.9 per cent.
Soham South and Haddenham division, 35.5 per cent.
Ely North division, 41.9 per cent.
Burwell division, 34 per cent.
Soham North & Isleham division, 29.6 per cent.
Votes were verified late last night and counting begins this morning.
First results are expected by late morning.
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