Tories sweep the board in Huntingdonshire local elections

15:50 06 May 2011

Jason Ablewhite

Jason Ablewhite

Archant

CONSERVATIVES in Huntingdon are celebrating after a strong performance in yesterday’s local elections.

Results announced this afternoon saw the Tories gain four Huntingdonshire District Council seats, taking 19 out of the 22 seats. Lib Dems have two seats and UKIP have one.

The new leader of the district council’s Conservative group Jason Ablewhite said he was “very happy” at the results.

“The electorate have once again given the Conservatives the mandate to deliver excellent local services,” he said. “I am proud to lead what is a very robust team, and work with our new councillors.”

Two of the biggest casualties have been former St Neots mayor Gordon Thorpe, who lost his Eaton Socon seat, along with fellow Lib Dem Kendal Cooper, who lost her St Neots Priory Park seat.

Conservatives have also taken control of St Neots Town Council.

Follow the latest Huntingdon and St Neots Town Council election results live.

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 12:57
Police

A man has been arrested in St Neots and is being questioned by police after reports of a man seen in the street with an axe.

Yesterday, 11:59
Police

Sports Day has been cancelled at a school in Eaton Socon and parents have been asked to collect their children after reports of a man seen in the street with an axe.

Yesterday, 09:48
Pathfinder House, Huntingdonshire District Council.

Huntingdonshire District Council says it is working to move on a group of travellers who have set up camp near a retail park in Huntingdon.

Yesterday, 15:00
A14 signs STOCK

Long-term roadworks on the A14 near Huntingdon are due to move into a second phase next week, with more closures planned.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition today E-edition