COUNCILLOR Jill Tuck was appointed the new Conservative leader of Cambridgeshire County Council on Friday after winning a six-way race for Shire Hall's top political job. Cllr Tuck was elected by the county council's Conservative group, although her appointment will have to be formally ratified by a meeting of the full council on Tuesday (May 13). The Fenland councillor succeeds Keith Walters, who announced his intention to stand down as leader (for the second time) on May 9. Cllr Tuck, who is married and lives in Wimblington, was first elected to the county council in 1993. She represents the Waldersey ward - which includes Elm, Parson Drove and Wisbech St Mary.