Local election results for Linton, Duxford and Whittlesford
PUBLISHED: 14:18 04 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:18 04 May 2018
Voters from Linton, Duxford and Whittlesford headed to the polls yesterday (Thursday) to elect members of South Cambridgeshire District Council.
Liberal Democrat father and son duo, Henry and John Batchelor, were re-elected in Linton, with Henry winning 1,150 votes and his father John getting 1,096.
The other candidates for Linton were Enid Bald, Conservative (981), Chris Negus, Conservative (804), Mike Murray, Labour (293), Ernie Turkington, Labour (219) and Paul Burgess Richardson, Green Party (207).
In Duxford, Liberal Democrat Peter John McDonald won the seat from the Conservatives with 615 votes, beating Stephen John Edwards, Conservative (516) and Jackie Scott, Labour (110).
In Whittlesford, council leader Peter Topping comfortably held his Conservative seat (714), ahead of Philippa MacGarry, Labour (180), Caitriona Quigley, Liberal Democrat (164) and Linda Jane Whitebread, Green Party (70).
A total of 45 seats were up for election this year, a reduction from 57 following the introduction of new ward boundaries that were established in South Cambridgeshire by the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England.
The district’s 122 polling stations were open from 7am-10pm and the count began this morning (Friday) at 10am.
Local elections for Uttlesford District Council are in May, 2019.