New councillor elected for seat vacated by Dr Nik Johnson
- Credit: BEN PITT
Ben Pitt has been elected as the district councillor for the St Neots East seat vacated by Dr Nik Johnson.
A by-election was held on July 8 and Cllr Pitt, who also sits on St Neots Town Council, stood as an Independent won with 249 votes.
The full results were: Ben Pitt (Independent (249); Lara Davenport-Ray (Green Party) 196; Geoffrey Steeff (Liberal Democrat) 68; Samuel Collins (Conservative) 47 and Helen Stroud (Labour) 26.
The electorate of the St Neots East seat is 2,487. There were 587 ballot papers Issued: and the turnout was 23.6 per cent.
Labour’s Nik Johnson was confirmed as Cambridgeshire and Peterborough mayor after a stunning victory against Conservative incumbent James Palmer in May.
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Mr Palmer was ousted in the second round of the supplementary voting system Dr Johnson had been district councillor for the St Neots East seat.
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