CAMBS ELECTION 2013: UKIP gains in Huntingdonshire, Labour gains in Cambridge

UKIP gain

UKIP gain - Credit: Archant

HUNTINGDONSHIRE District Council leader Jason Ablewhite has failed to retain the Warboys and Upwood seat for the Conservatives, losing to UKIP.

Michael Tew polled 1,002 votes for UKIP to win the seat, with Cllr Ablewhite second with 796 votes.

Kevin Goddard (Labour) polled 171 votes and Christine Wills (Lib Dem) polled 164.

UKIP’s Simon Bywater has also taken Sawtry and Ellington from the Conservatives.

But the Tories won Bourn from UKIP, with Mervyn Loynes beating Lister Wilson.

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Elsewhere, Labour has made gains in Cambridge. Joan Whitehead has won the Abbey division from the Green Party and Fiona Onsanya won King’s Hedges from Lib Dems.

Lucy Nethsingha retained Newnham for Lib Dems.

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Adrian Dent retained Bassingbourn and Julie Wisson retained Buckden, Gransden and Offords for the Conservatives, and Tory Stephen Frost has taken Hardwick from Lib Dems.

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