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Cambridge election results: This is how the city voted

A nail-biting recount saw Labour win a seat it has not held since 1945 by just four votes in Cambrid..

By admin , in Cambridge , at May 4, 2018

A nail-biting recount saw Labour win a seat it has not held since 1945 by just four votes in Cambridge city elections.

But the party's main opposition, the Liberal Democrats, won two seats – one from Labour and one from an Independent.

The Labour group now has 26 councillors (the same as they had before the election) after losing a seat in Market ward, but gaining another in Trumpington.

A recount was called for Trumpington, and Labour's Katie Thornburrow won the seat by just four votes. It is just the second time Labour has held the ward, the last time being in 1945.

Katie Thornburrow, centre, celebrates a gain for Labour in the Trumpington ward. Picture: Keith Jones

Labour now has a majority of 10 on Cambridge City Council – the same as its majority before the election.

The Lib Dems have 14 seats, one more than they had before. Despite losing Trumpington, the party won Market from Labour and Castle from an Independent.

Cllr John Hipkin is now the only Independent councillor on the city council, and Oscar Gillespie is still the only Green councillor. The Conservatives and UKIP failed to take any seats on the council.

The turnout for the election was 37.8 per cent.

Lib Dem leader Cllr Tim Bick said losing Trumpington to Labour was “disappointing” but said he was pleased the Lib Dems ended the night with more seats.

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“This is the first time weve been able to say that for several years now,” said Cllr Bick. “And I think what it does entitle us to say is that this is not just a Labour city. It is a Labour and Liberal Democrat city, and the results today show we are able to stop the Labour juggernaut.

“We have also brought four brand new energetic councillors to public life in the city. I think this will bring a bit more vigour, and a bit more youthful enthusiasm to public life than we have seen typically in the past.”

Labour leader Cllr Lewis Herbert said he was “shocked” that Labour had won Trumpington.

Cllr Herbert said: “We were really shocked and surprised, but in a great way. The last time we won that ward was in 1945. We have ended up with the same number of councillors that we had when we started the night and we have significantly increased our share of the vote since last year.

“People want a city council that is looking after services, but is also looking after people who need help, so they welcome the fact we are investing in housing, and they welcome that we redistribute, and help those that need help the most.”

We will be back with the results for South Cambridgeshire District Council later on today.

Here are the results for Cambridge City Council.

ABBEY

Naomi Bennett, Green 240

Nicky Massey, Labour 1283

Nicky Shepard, Lib Dem 466

David Smith, Con 263

ARBURY

Dylan Coll-Reed, Con 351

Stephen Lawrence, Green 219

Patrick Sheil, Labour 1250

Tim Ward, Lib Dem 595

CASTLE

Othman Cole, Con 245

Cheney Payne, Lib Dem 957

Aidan Powlesland, Libertarian 26

Mark Reader, Labour 932

Lucas Ruzowitzky, Green 184

CHERRY HINTON

Eric Barrett-Payton, Con 441

Russ McPherson, Labour 1282

John Oakes, Lib Dem 364

Jenny Richens, Green 171

COLERIDGE

Donald Douglas, Con 388

Lewis Herbert, Labour 1303

Sarah Nicmanis, Green 228

Lindsey Tate, Lib Dem 410

EAST CHESTERTON

Gareth Bailey, Green 345

Peter Burkinshaw, UKIP 93

Timur Coskun, Con 299

Owen Dunn, Lib Dem 830

Tom Harwood, Con 336

Carla McQueen, Labour 1362

Shahida Rahman, Lib Dem 811

Baiju Varkey, Labour 1107

KING'S HEDGES

Angela Ditchfield, Green 165

Daniele Gibney, Lib Dem 397

Anette Karimi, Con 302

Martin Smart, Labour 924

MARKET

Jeremy Caddick, Green 229

Anthony Martinelli, Lib Dem 866

Henry Mitson, Con 153

Dan Ratcliffe, Labour 744

NEWNHAM

Rod Cantrill, Lib Dem 1139

Mike Davey, Labour 825

Connor MacDonald, Con 165

Mark Slade, Green 164

PETERSFIELD

Sarah Brown, Lib Dem 432

Virgil Ierubino, Green 278

Simon Lee, Con 189

Ann Sinnott, Labour 1256

QUEEN EDITH'S

Joel Chalfen, Green 218

Manas Deb, Con 543

Dan Greef, Labour 827

Colin McGerty, Lib Dem 1259

ROMSEY

Dave Baigent, Labour 1461

Joshua Blanchard Lewis, Lib Dem 563

Martin Keegan, Con 170

Caitlin Patterson, Green 269

TRUMPINGTON

Ceri Galloway, Green 293

Dan Hilken, Lib Dem 1298

Phil Salway, Con 561

Katie Thornburrow, Labour 1302

WEST CHESTERTON

Jamie Dalzell, Lib Dem 1349

Mike Harford, Con 275

Clare King, Labour 1228

Shayne Mitchell, Green 203

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