CAMBS ELECTION 2013: UKIP win Littleport seat previously held by former East Cambs Council leader

UKIP gain

UKIP gain - Credit: Archant

UKIP struck the first major blow in the 2013 Cambridgeshire elections by winning the seat previously occupied by former East Cambridgeshire District Council leader Fred Brown.

Fred Brown

Fred Brown - Credit: Archant

Daniel Divine is the new county councillor for Littleport after polling 475 votes compared to Tory candidate Mr Brown’s 389.

Neil Morrison polled 260 votes for the Liberal Democrats and Labour candidate Edna Simms polled 202 votes.

The only other two result to be declared in Cambridgeshire thus far are both in East Cambridgeshire.

Sutton division has been retained by long-serving councillor Philip Read.

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Cllr Read polled 817 votes to retain the seat ahead of Lib Dem Lorna Dupre (542 votes) and Labour’s Peter Allenson (295 votes).

Burwell division was also retained by the Tories, with David Brown winning comfortably with 893 votes. Lib Dem Charlotte Bourne Cane polled 394 and closely followed by UKIP’s Michael Banahan with 374 votes. Labour’s Liz Swift polled 277 votes.

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