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Elections 2017

There were two elections on 4 May: (1) Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and (2) the Gamlingay division of Cambridgeshire County Council.

For the results, click here for Mayor and here for County.

The general election was on Thursday, 8th June – result below.

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UK Parliament elections
Cambridgeshire South

Hatley is part of the Cambridgeshire South constituency.

The Electoral Commission, an independent body set up by the UK Parliament, details all you could want to know about our present electoral system. 

See also our MP page.

The next scheduled general election will be in May 2022.


Election results –
Cambridgeshire South Parliamentary seat

Result of the election held on 8 June 2017 – for one seat.
The candidates (with links to their websites) were:

Heidi Allen Conservative
33,631
51.80%
Daniel Greef Labour
17,679
27.23%
Simon Saggers Green
1,512
2,33%
Susan van de Ven Liberal Democrat
12,102
18.64%
     
Spoilt papers 166  
Turnout 76.36%  

At the election, the number of electorates in the constituency was 85,257, with 64,924 votes cast.   Heidi Allen's majority was 15,952. The SCDC website has more detailed information.

NB Gamlingay District Councillor Bridget Smith was the Lib Dem candidate in North West Cambridgeshire: result.


Result of the election held on 7 May 2015 – for one seat.
The candidates (with links to their websites) were:

Heidi Allen Conservative
31,454
51.11%
Dan Greef Labour
10,860
17.65%
Sebastian Kindersley Liberal Democrat
9,368
15.22%
Marion Mason UK Independence
6,010
9.77%
Simon Saggers Green
3,848
6.25%
     
Spoilt papers 259  
Turnout 73.15%  

At the election, the number of electorates in the constituency was 84,132, with 61,540 votes cast.   Heidi Allen's majority was 20,594.  The SCDC website has more detailed information.


Election results –
Cambridgeshire South Parliamentary seat

Result of the election held on 6 May 2010 – for one seat:

Helene Davies-Green UK Independence
1,873
3.17%
Sebastian Kindersley Liberal Democrat
20,157
34.13%
Andrew Lansley Conservative
27,995
47.40%
Robin Page Independent
1,968
3.33%
Tariq Sadiq Labour
6,024
10.20%
Simon Saggers Green
1,039
1.76%
     
Spoilt papers 106  
Turnout 74.90%  

At the election, the number of electorates in the constituency was 78,995, with 59,056 votes cast.   Andrew Lansley's majority was 7,838.  The SCDC website has more detailed information.


Election results –
Cambridgeshire South Parliamentary seat

Result of the election held on 5 May 2005 – for one seat:

A D Dickson Liberal Democrat
15,675
29.77%
Andrew Lansley Conservative    23,676
44.97%
Robin Page UK Independence      1,556
2.96%
Simon Saggers Green      1,552
2.95%
S Wilson Labour
10,189
19.35%
     
Spoilt papers 173  
Turnout 68.31%

At the election, the number of electorates in the constituency was 77,076.  Andrew Lansley's majority was 8,001.  The SCDC website has more detailed information.

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European Parliament
Eastern England region

In England, Scotland and Wales, the voting system for European elections is the d'Hondt system of proportional representation – a regional closed list, so voting is by party rather than individuals, as with the 'first past the post' system for UK elections.  (In Northern Ireland, the system is Single Transferable Vote.)

For the European Parliament, we are part of the Eastern Region – for details of this, go to the UK Office of the European Parliament's website.

See also our MEP page.

European Parliament elections are held every five years – the next will be in 2019.  The Wikipedia website has an excellent summary of the last four elections and other useful information.


Election results –
European Parliament, Eastern England region

Result of the election held on 22 May 2014 – for seven seats
(out of 70 candidates, representing 10 parties):

Patrick O'Flynn  UK Independence
Stuart Agnew UK Independence
Tim Aker UK Independence
Vicky Ford Conservative
Geoffrey Van Orden Conservative
David Campbell Bannerman Conservative
Richard Howitt Labour
   
Turnout 1,574,346 – 35.9%  (-1.8%)

There's a complete breakdown of the 2014 election results for the Eastern Region on the Chelmsford City Council website (Chelmsford 'hosted' the count).  Use this link and then pick up the other links from there.

For the whole country, go to the European Parliament website.


Election results –
European Parliament, Eastern England region

Result of the election held on 4 June 2009 – for seven seats
(out of 92 candidates, representing 14 parties):

Geoffrey Van Orden  Conservative
Robert Sturdy Conservative
Vicky Ford Conservative
David Campbell Bannerman UK Independence / Conservative*
Stuart Agnew UK Independence
Andrew Duff Liberal Democrat
Richard Howitt Labour
   
Turnout 1,603,340 – 37.7%  (+1.2%)

* David Campbell Bannerman was elected as a UKIP member in 2009 but switched to the Conservatives, his former party, in 2011.


Election results –
European Parliament, Eastern England region

Result of the election held on 10 June 2004 – for seven seats
(out of 61 candidates, representing 11 parties):

Geoffrey Van Orden  Conservative
Robert Sturdy Conservative
Christopher Beazley Conservative
Jeffrey Titford UK Independence
Tom Wise UK Independence
Richard Howitt Labour
Andrew Duff Liberal Democrat
   
Turnout 1,510,224 – 36.5%  (+11.8%)


Election results –
European Parliament, Eastern England region

Result of the election held on 10 June 1999 – for eight seats
(out of 81 candidates, representing 10 parties):

Robert Sturdy Conservative
Christopher Beazley Conservative
Bashir Khanbhai  Conservative
Geoffrey Van Orden  Conservative
Eryl McNally Labour
Richard Howitt Labour
Andrew Duff Liberal Democrat
Jeffrey Titford UK Independence
   
Turnout 994,438 – 24.7%

  As a result of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999, a number of single-member constituencies were replaced to form the present Eastern England region.  10 new member states voted for the first time in 2004 and two more in 2009, hence the at times dramatic increase in turnout.

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Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority
Result of the election held on 4 May 2017

This is a new body created by the government as part of its devolution policy for England.  Information about this body can be found on the Authority's website and the Wikipedia website.

James Palmer is the Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

The candidates were:

Candidate
Party
Votes
% of poll
Paul Bullen UK Independence
15,931
8.0
Rod Cantrill Rod Cantrill
67,205
Peter Dawe Independent
9,176
4.6
Stephen Goldspink English Democrats
2,256
1.1
Julie Howell Green
12,628
6.3
James Palmer Conservative
88,826
Kevin Price Labour
37,297
18.6

Candidate address details are here and, for much more information about the mayoral election, click here.

For more detailed results, go to the East Cambs District Council website.

This election was held under the Supplementary Vote (SV) system – you have up to two votes on the ballot paper: you must vote at least once, but you do not have to make a second choice if you don't want to.

After the first preference votes had been counted, any candidate who gains an overall majority (50% + 1) will be declared winner; if not, second preference votes are added.

If no candidate receives a majority, the top two candidates continue to a second round and all other candidates are eliminated. The second-choice votes of everyone whose first choice has been eliminated are then counted.

Any votes for the remaining candidates are then added to their first-round totals. Whichever candidate has the most votes after these second-preferences have been allocated is declared the winner.

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Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire
Result of the election held on 5 May 2016

Jason Ablewhite is the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire.

Jason Ablewhite Conservative
81,851
36.20%*
Dave Baigent Labour
72,480
30.97%*
Nick Clarke UK Independence
29,698
16.95%*
Rupert Moss-Eccardt Liberal Democrat
27,884
15.87%*
     
Spoilt papers Unknown    
Turnout 30.56%    


The full details are on the East Cambs District Council website.

* After the first preference votes had been counted – Ablewhite and
  Baigent had their second preference votes added, which made very
  little difference to the first round result.

PCC website

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Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire
Result of the election held on 15 November 2012

Sir Graham Bright is the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire.

This was the first election of its kind and was county-wide. There were seven candidates. Voters had the opportunity to select two candidates – their main choice and, if they wished, a second candidate.

At the count, if any candidate obtained more than 50% of the vote, he or she was automatically the winner. In the event of this not happening, the two candidates with the largest vote went head to head in a second count, this time with the second choice votes of the unsuccessful candidates being counted.

The result of the election was as follows:

First round results – entire county

Ansar Ali, Ind – 12,706
Sir Graham Bright, Con – 23,731
Paul Bullen, UKIP – 14,504
Stephen Goldspink, ED – 7,219
Farooq Mohammed, Ind – 5,337
Rupert Moss-Eccardt, LD – 7,530
Ed Murphy, Lab – 17,576

Second round results – entire county

Sir Graham Bright – 31,640
Ed Murphy – 25,114

The turnout was 15.25%. Of the 91,495 votes cast, 2,892 (3.16%) were rejected

The South Cambridgeshire vote – first round

Numbers voted 17,644. Rejected papers 711. Turnout 15.9%

Ansar Ali, Ind – 2489
Sir Graham Bright, Con – 5,196
Paul Bullen, UKIP – 2,686
Stephen Goldspink, ED – 1,104
Farooq Mohammed, Ind – 645
Rupert Moss-Eccardt, LD – 1,940
Ed Murphy, Lab – 2,873

Second round results for South Cambridgeshire

Sir Graham Bright – 1,687
Ed Murphy – 1,433

The full results are listed on the Wikipedia website.

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Cambridgeshire County Council
Gamlingay division

There are three elected councils in Cambridgeshire – the County Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council and parish councils.

For the County Council, Hatley is part of the electoral division of Gamlingay.

The electoral division of Gamlingay has one seat, which represents the parishes of Abington Pigotts, Arrington, Barrington, Croydon, Gamlingay, Guilden Morden, Hatley (Hatley St George and East Hatley), Litlington, Odsey, Orwell, Shingay-cum-Wendy, Steeple Morden, Tadlow and Wimpole.

See also the Your County Councillor page.

The Gamlingay Division results for the last four elections are shown below – for a more comprehensive view of the election results, go to the SCDC website.

The next County Council election will be in 2021.


Cambridgeshire County Council –
Gamlingay division
– election 4 May 2017

For the County Council, Hatley is part of the electoral division of Gamlingay.  The result was:

Candidate
Party
Votes
% of poll
Alison Elcox Independent
374
10.49
John Goodall Labour
237
6.65
Sebastian Kindersley Liberal Democrat
1,505
42.23
Heather Williams Conservative
1,448
40.63
       
Ballot papers issued 8,266    
Votes cast 3,564    
Rejected votes 11    

The SCDC website has more detailed information.

The entire County Council is re-elected every four years.  In 2017 it was fought under new boundaries decided in the electoral review carried out in 2016 which aimed to ensure each Cambridgeshire councillor represented roughly the same number of voters with divisional boundaries reflecting the interests and identities of local communities.  This site's webmaster writes: while the number of voters may be the same in each division, the number of parishes / villages the new councillors will represent is not.  For instance, the new Bar Hill division has four villages, Gamlingay 14 and Alconbury & Kimbolton 30.

The electoral division of Gamlingay has one seat, which represents the parishes of Abington Pigotts, Arrington, Barrington, Croydon, Gamlingay, Guilden Morden, Hatley (Hatley St George and East Hatley), Litlington, Odsey, Orwell, Shingay-cum-Wendy, Steeple Morden, Tadlow and Wimpole.

(Previously, Gamlingay division included the parishes of Arrington, Barrington, Croydon, Gamlingay, Great Eversden, Harlton, Haslingfield, Hatley (Hatley St George and East Hatley), Little Eversden, Little Gransden, Longstowe, Orwell and Wimpole.)

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Election results –
Cambridgeshire County Council, Gamlingay division

Result of the election held on 2 May 2013 – for one seat:

Diane Birnie UK Independence
478
16.34%
Alison Elcox Conservative
730
24.95%
Sebastian Kindersley Liberal Democrat
1.456
49.76%
Peter Smith Labour
262
8.95%
     
Spoilt papers 17  
Turnout 37.57%  

At the election, the number of electorates in the Gamlingay division was 7,837 of which 2,926 voted.  The SCDC website has more detailed information.


Election results –
Cambridgeshire County Council, Gamlingay division

Result of the election held on 4 June 2009 – for one seat:

Valerie Brooker Labour
192
5.29%
Sebastian Kindersley Liberal Democrat
2,089
57.52%
Helen Rees Conservative
1,351
37.20%
     
Spoilt papers 47  
Turnout 46.73%  

At the election, the number of electorates in the Gamlingay division was 7,772, of which 1,816 voted.  The SCDC website has more detailed information.


Election results –
Cambridgeshire County Council, Gamlingay division

Result of the election held on 5 May 2005 – for one seat:

Sebastian Kindersley Liberal Democrat
2,541
45.09%
Josephine Percy Conservative
2,084
36.98%
Mirian Lynn Labour
663
11.77%
Stephen Edmondson Green
347
6.16%
       
Spoilt papers 21  
Turnout 36.99%

At the election, the number of electorates in the Gamlingay division was 7,681, of which 2,818 voted.  The SCDC website has more detailed information.

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South Cambridgeshire District Council
Gamlingay ward

For South Cambridgeshire District Council, Hatley is part of the Gamlingay ward.

There are two seats to represent the parishes of Arrington, Croydon, Gamlingay, Hatley (Hatley St George and East Hatley), Little Gransden and Longstowe.

See also the Your District Councillors page.


Election results –
SCDC / Gamlingay ward

     
Result of the election on 5 May 2016 – for one seat:

Alison Elcox Conservative
548
31.82%
John Goodall Labour
166
9.64%
Sebastian Kindersley Liberal Democrat
1,008
58.54%
     
Spoilt papers Unknown    
Turnout 43.58%    

At the election, the number of electorates in the Gamlingay ward was 3,990, of which 1,722 voted.  The SCDC website has more detailed information.


Election results –
SCDC / Gamlingay ward

     
Result of the election on 22 May 2014 – for one seat:

Adrian Dent Conservative
536
32.52%
Bridget Smith Liberal Democrat
946
57.40%
Robin Stern Labour
166
10.07%
     
Spoilt papers 27  
Turnout 42.77%  

At the election, the number of electorates in the Gamlingay ward was 3,853, of which 1,648 voted.  The SCDC website has more detailed information.


Election results –
SCDC / Gamlingay ward

Result of the election held on 3 May 2012 – for one seat:

Heather Brewer Conservative
346
30.32%
Norman Crowther Labour
128
11.22%
Sebastian Kindersley Liberal Democrat
667
58.46%
     
Spoilt papers 11  
Turnout 29.78%  

At the election, the number of electorates in the Gamlingay ward was 3,831, of which 1,141 voted.  The SCDC website has more detailed information.


Election results –
SCDC / Gamlingay ward

Result of the election held on 6 May 2010 – for one seat:

Christina Baxter Independent
299
10.57%
Adrian Dent Conservative
1,130
39.96%
Grace Everson Labour
158
5.59%
Bridget Smith Liberal Democrat
1,241
43.88%
     
Spoilt papers 8  
Turnout 73.56%  

At the election, the number of electorates in the Gamlingay ward was 3,865, of which 2,828 voted.  The SCDC website has more detailed information.


Election results –
SCDC / Gamlingay ward

Result of the election held on 1 May 2008 – for both seats (Sebastian Kindersley's four year term of office had to be renewed and a by-election was called following the resignation of Ann Elsby early in 2008):

Sebastian Kindersley Liberal Democrat
1,030
34.43%
Bridget Smith Liberal Democrat      897
29.98%
Celia Waldron Conservative      558
18.65%
Lister Wilson Conservative      507
16.95%
     
Spoilt papers 8  
Turnout 38.63%  

At the election, the number of electorates in the Gamlingay ward was 3,873, of which 1,496 voted.  The SCDC website has more detailed information.


Election results –
SCDC / Gamlingay ward

Result of the election held on 4 May 2006 – for one seat: 

Ann Elsby  Liberal Democrat      787
54.92%
Grace Everson Labour      117
8.16%
Mark Taylor Conservative      529
36.92%
     
Spoilt papers 8  
Turnout 38.1%  

 

 

At the election, the number of electorates in the Gamlingay ward was 3,379, of which 1,433 voted.  The SCDC website has more detailed information.


Election results –
SCDC / Gamlingay ward

Result of the election held on 10 June 2004 – for both seats:

Ann Elsby  Liberal Democrat
 940
31.17%
Sebastian Kindersley Liberal Democrat
1,152
38.20%
John Reynolds Conservative
430
14.26%
Lister Wilson Conservative
494
16.38%
     
Spoilt papers   8  
Turnout 39.79%

At the election, the number of electorates in the Gamlingay ward was 3,790, of which 1,508 voted.  The SCDC website has more detailed information.

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Do you have a vote?

If you are not registered to vote, you can do this online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.  The deadline to register to vote on the 4 May 2017 elections is 13 April 2017.

If you are going to be away on any polling day and therefore unable to get to a polling station to vote in person because you are...

  1. At work, travelling or on holiday...
  2. Have moved house since the electoral register was drawn up and have not yet joined the register at your new address...
  3. You are physically unable to get to the polling station...
  4. Just don't have the time...

... you can still exercise your democratic right to vote.

You can choose either to vote by post or to appoint someone else – a proxy – to vote on your behalf.

Voting by post
If you want to have your ballot paper sent to you in the post you will need to complete an application form and send it to the Elections Team. The deadline to apply to vote by post is 5pm on Tuesday 18 April 2017. If you are given a postal vote you will not be able to vote in person at this election.

Voting by proxy
You can appoint someone to visit your polling station on your behalf by completing an application form and sending it to the Elections office.

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5 pm on Tuesday 25 April 2017.  If you appoint a proxy, you can vote if you wish but only if your proxy has not already voted on your behalf and has not applied to vote for you by post.

The easiest way to submit your application is by scanning and emailing your completed form to elections@scambs.gov.uk. Otherwise, you can post your application to Electoral Services at the address below.

If after 5 pm on Tuesday 25 April 2017 you are unable to vote in person because you have a medical emergency or cannot go to the polling station for work reasons, you can apply to vote by proxy. Completed applications must reach the electoral office before 5 pm on Thursday 4 May 2017.

To find out how to apply, call the helpline on 03450 455 214 (local rate).

To find out more about voting by post, either visit the Government's official postal votes website or the Postal and proxy votes page on the South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC) website – from either site, you can download an application form to vote by post.

Simply print out the form, complete the details and send it to the Electoral Registration Officer at SCDC's offices:

Electoral Registration Department
South Cambridgeshire District Council
South Cambridgeshire Hall
Cambourne Business Park Cambourne
CAMBRIDGE
CB23 6EA

Tel  03450 455 214
E-mail  elections@scambs.gov.uk

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