CAMBS ELECTIONS 2013: County council leader Nick Clarke loses his seat to the Liberal Democrats

Leader of Cambs County Council, Nick Clarke

Leader of Cambs County Council, Nick Clarke - Credit: Archant

CAMBRIDGESHIRE County Council leader Nick Clarke has lost his seat to the Liberal Democrats.

Cllr Clarke, who was first elected to the county council in 2009, saw his seat turn yellow with Liberal Democrat John Williams picking up a phenomenal victory.

Mr Williams polled 1,180 votes - almost 45 per cent of the total votes cast - with Mr Clarke a distant second with 848 (32 per cent of the vote).

Labour’s June Ford took 434 votes while Green Party candidate David Smith polled 169.

Elsewhere, Lib Dem leader Kilian Bourke retained his seat with a huge majority and Peter Downes retained Brampton and Kimbolton for the party.

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But they have lost the Duxford division after victory for Peter Topping of the Conservatives.

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