Conservative Lucy Frazer wins battle for election in South East Cambridgeshire
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Conservative candidate Lucy Frazer was elected MP for South East Cambridgeshire after voters overwhelmingly backed her at the polls.
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.
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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There were 203 spoiled papers and the count was conducted at the Ross Peers Sports Centre, in Soham.