Conservative Lucy Frazer wins battle for election in South East Cambridgeshire

To the victor the spoils: Lucy Frazer with (second row from left) Debbie Rennie and Hew Jones; botto

To the victor the spoils: Lucy Frazer with (second row from left) Debbie Rennie and Hew Jones; bottom (from left) Jonathan Chatfield and Clive Semmens - Credit: Archant

Conservative candidate Lucy Frazer was elected MP for South East Cambridgeshire after voters overwhelmingly backed her at the polls.

Candidates standing for the South East Cambridgeshire seat in the forthcoming General Election. Lucy

Candidates standing for the South East Cambridgeshire seat in the forthcoming General Election. Lucy Frazer (Conservative) Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Mrs Frazer polled 28,845 votes, increasing the 27,629 won by outgoing MP Sir Jim Paice at the 2010 election, by 0.5 per cent. Turnout was 69.87 per cent, up from 69.51 in 2010.

Her closest challenger was Liberal Democrat Jonathan Chatfield, who polled 12,008 votes, down markedly from the 21,283 he won in 2010, some 17.5 per cent.

In all, Mrs Frazer took 48.5 per cent of the vote, to Mr Chatfield’s 20.2 per cent.

Candidates standing for the South East Cambridgeshire seat in the forthcoming General Election. Left

Candidates standing for the South East Cambridgeshire seat in the forthcoming General Election. Left: Lucy Frazer (Conservative) Clive Semmens( GreenParty) Huw Jones(Labour) Jonathan Chatfield (Liberal Democrat) Debbie Rennie (UKIP) Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

The Conservative majority stands at 16,837.


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Labour’s Huw Jones polled 9,013 votes, doubling his party’s vote from 2010 when John Cowan, who was suspended from the party at the time of the election, polled 4,380.

UKIP’s Deborah Rennie polled 6,593 and Green Party candidate Clive Semmens polled 3,047 – a with both parties improving dramatically on their 2010 efforts, when they earned 2,138 and 766 respectively.

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