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Lib Dems Win in East Cambs

by Gareth Wilson on 29 April, 2014

Yesterday the Liberal Democrats stormed to victory in Sutton, East Cambridgeshire. Lorna Dupre gained the seat previously held by the Conservative Council Leader.

Cllr Dupre came from third place in 2011 to take 50.9% of the vote (an increase of 27%). The Conservative and Labour candidates saw large drops in their support. The Tories dropped to second with 27.2% (-19.2%), UKIP who did not stand in 2011 came third with 15.8% and Labour came in last with 6.1% (-23.6%)

Well done Lorna!

The result declared was

Sutton (East Cambs District Council) by election result:

Lib Dem                   523                 50.9%

Con                           280                 27.2%

UKIP                        162                   15.8%

Lab                             63                      6.1%

Total votes          1028                100.0%

Lib Dem gain from Con –                                      Majority 243

33.1% turnout                                                       Spoilt papers 6

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