ELECTION SPECIAL: Conservative Fenland District Councillor Anne Hay wins Chatteris poll

PUBLISHED: 16:49 05 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:49 05 May 2017

Anne Hay says transport and education are priorities after winning Chatteris vote.

Anne Hay says transport and education are priorities after winning Chatteris vote.

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Fenland District Councillor Anne Hay said transport and education are her priorities after the Conservative candidate won the Chatteris vote.

Chatteris: Anne Hay (Conservative), Daniel Divine (Independent), John Freeman (Lib Dem), David Lewis *no picture* (Labour), Dick Mandley (UKIP) and Steve Nicholson (Independent).Chatteris: Anne Hay (Conservative), Daniel Divine (Independent), John Freeman (Lib Dem), David Lewis *no picture* (Labour), Dick Mandley (UKIP) and Steve Nicholson (Independent).

With 1,086 votes – 657 more than UKIP’s Dick Mandley – Cllr Hay, who has lived in the town for 40 years, said: “I want to thank the general public for voting for me.

“In Chatteris, we seem to be the lost part of Fenland, particularly in terms of transport, the state of our roads and education.

“I know we are getting a new primary school, and education is real issue because I know of a four-year-old having to be taxied to Wimblington because there is not enough space at their school.”

• CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL: Whittlesey North (CON hold)

Anne Hay (Con) 1,086

Dick Mandley (UKIP) 429

Steve Nicholson (Ind) 201

David Lewis (Lab) 178

John Freeman (Lib Dem) 176

Daniel Divine (Ind) 171

Turnout: 27.3pc

Spoilt votes: 13

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