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Labour increase vote in South Cambs, but no new seats this year

banner_right.gifLabour candidates in South Cambs helped us increase our share of the vote in the district - but only Lib Dems gain seats at the district council elections.

Our Labour councilor in Bassingbourn, Nigel Cathcart, kept his seat which one of those up for election.

South Cambs Labour chairman John Beresford said: "Labour has maintained its position in south Cambridgeshire, increasing its share of the popular vote by 4% since May 2015.

"Nigel Cathcart retained Bassingbourn, and we made substantial progress in Cottenham, Papworth and Elsworth and the Shelfords and Stapleford.

"The intervention of the Lib Dems in Bourn and Sawston hit the Tories and the Greens, and once again UKIP barely got a look-in, polling only 2.8% of the votes cast in the constituency area.

"The results give us confidence to make future inroads into Tory compacency in south Cambridgeshire – we’ve closed the gap in a year from 34% in 2015 to 19% this year."

The full results are,

Bassingbourn    - Labour hold

Bourn – Conservative hold

Cottenham – Conservative hold

Gamlingay – Lib Dem hold

Girton – Independent hold

Harston and Hauxton – Lib Dem hold

Haslingfield and the Eversdens  - Lib Dem gain

Histon and Impington – Independent hold

Linton – Lib Dem gain

Longstanton  - Conservative hold

Melbourn – Conservative hold

Papworth and Elsworth – Conservative hold

Sawston – Conservative hold

The Mordens – Independent hold

The Shelfords and Stapleford  - Conservative hold

The Wilbrahams – Conservative hold

Waterbeach – Lib Dem gain

Whittlesford – Conservative hold

Willingham and Over - Conservative hold



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