UKIP makes 10 gains and Cambridgeshire County Council leader Nick Clarke loses his seat
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THERE was no outright winner of the Cambridgeshire County Council election.
And the Conservative leader Nick Clarke has lost his Fulbourn seat to Lib Dem John Williams.
Mr Clarke received 848 votes against Cllr Williams’ total of 1,180. June Ford (Lab) received 434 votes and David Smith (Green) 169.
The loss of his seat and a number of gains by UKIP mean that the Tories no longer have an outright majority at Shire Hall, although they are still the largest group by some margin.
The Lib Dems remain the second largest group – but suffered the largest number of losses, seven seats – ahead of UKIP which increased its number of councillors from two to 12. Labour also increased its number of councillors, from three to seven.
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A county council spokesman said: “Political etiquette is that the party with the most councillors is given the first opportunity to form an administration. The next council will be formed at its meeting on May 21.”
The finally tally for the county council is:
- 1 St Neots man loses 7 stone and raises £500 for charity
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- 6 Uninsured driver caught in Ramsey speeding up to 100mph
- 7 Market demand leads to a reduction in Alconbury homes
- 8 Woman has heart attack and dies in ambulance waiting for a hospital bed
- 9 Who can get a Covid booster jab and how can I book one?
- 10 Tonight's 24 Hours in Police Custody follows brutal Cambridgeshire murder
Lib Dem 14
The previous line up at Shire Hall was:
Lib Dem 21
Non-aligned Conservatives 2