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Cambridgeshire local election results: Who will be the next leader of the county council after Conservatives lose control

The new leader of the council will be elected this month – and it could be anybody. The newly-elected Cambridgeshire…

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The new leader of the council will be elected this month – and it could be anybody.

The newly-elected Cambridgeshire County Council representatives will have an annual general meeting (AGM) on May 18 where they will decide the new leader of the council.

After four years of Conservative rule, the council now has no one party with a majority.

The shock result came as several seemingly safe Conservative seats switched to the Lib Dems.

If the Conservatives had an overall majority, their leader Cllr Steve County would be elected.

However, because the party was unable to take control, it is not for certain.

The Liberal Democrats, the second biggest group on the council, may form a coalition with Labour and some independents to take control and see Cllr Lucy Nethsingha, the Lib Dem leader, take charge of the council.

The Conservatives may also be able to form a coalition with the independents.

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