Conservatives win control of County Council

Caithlin Ng 5 May 2017

The Conservative Party has taken control of the Cambridgeshire County Council, winning 36 of the 61 seats from votes cast yesterday (Thursday, May 4). The Liberal Democrat Party won the second-highest number of seats at 15, followed by Labour with seven, and finally, the remaining three seats by independents.

The Conservative majority follows a previous Council not controlled on the whole by any one party, with Conservatives having held 32 of the 69 seats, the Liberal Democrats with 14, UKIP on 10, Labour with eight, and the remaining five by independents.

Below are the full election results:


Labour, Noel Kavanagh (1633 votes)


Liberal Democrat, Donald Adey (1116)

Queen Edith’s

Liberal Democrat, Amanda Taylor (1678)


Liberal Democrat, Lucy Nethsingha (1221)


Labour, Linda Jones (1410)


Liberal Democrat, Ian Manning (1715)

Cherry Hinton

Labour, Sandra Crawford (1555) (re-elected)

King’s Hedges

Labour, Elisa Meschini (1247)


Labour, Joan Whitehead (1022)


Liberal Democrat, Nichola Harrison (965)


Labour, Claire Richards (777)


Labour, Jocelynne Scutt (1331)

Counting for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough mayoral election is currently underway at the Ross Peers Leisure Centre in Soham, with Conservative James Palmer and Liberal Democrat Rod Cantrill through to the second round.