CAMBS ELECTION 2013: No overall control of Cambridgeshire as UKIP wins Chatteris division

UKIP gain

UKIP gain - Credit: Archant

CAMBRIDGESHIRE is a hung council after UKIP won its fifth Fenland seat - in Chatteris - by just five votes.

Sandra Rylance has gained the seat which was previously held by the Conservatives and Fenland District Council leader Alan Melton. Cllr Melton chose not to stand for re-election.

Mrs Rylance polled 584 votes - just five more than Conservative candidate Mark Buckton. Josie Ratcliffe was third for the Liberal Democrats with 358 votes, with Ann Beevor polling 159 for Labour.

All the results are now in - the finaly division to declare was Linton, where a re-count saw Roger Hickford beat Lib Dem John Batchelor by just one vote.

The Conservatives have won 32 seats ahead of the Liberal Democrats with 14. UKIP have 12 and Labour has seven with four seats won by Independent candidates.


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