Labour wins Cambridge seat

Stevie Hertz 8 May 2015

Daniel Zeichner has won Cambridge’s parliamentary seat for the Labour Party, with the slimmest of majorities. Against expectations, Zeichner has beaten Liberal Democrat incumbent, Julian Huppert, by 599 votes. As a percentage, Huppert has 34.7% of the turnout, while Zeichner has 1.2% more at 35.9%

In a distant third place, Conservative candidate, Chamali Fernando, received 15% of the popular vote, while Rupert Read, the Green Party candidate, received 7.9%. UKIP’s Patrick O’Flynn just keeps his deposit with 5.1% of the popular vote, while Keith Garrett of Rebooting Democracy loses his, receiving just 0.4% of the vote.

Turnout was low in Cambridge, at 62.3%, below the national average of 65.7%

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