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.
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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 Parish council protests after developers switch care home for homes
- 2 Van overturns after striking Ely’s infamous ‘most bashed bridge’
- 3 Parish council fails to win vote of confidence
- 4 Tea rooms may become a bedsit
- 5 Charity shop ‘urgently appealing’ for volunteers after reopening
- 6 OBE for former King's Ely principal
- 7 'Harassment' forces village speedwatch team to close
- 8 Ely’s most famous cat is back for more adventures
- 9 Woman claims police officer ‘forced himself’ upon her
- 10 Fire crews tackle blaze at Ely engineering works
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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