Good election for Cambridgeshire’s conservatives
It was a good election for the Tories in Cambridgeshire, with conservative candidates taking seats in both south and south east Cambridgeshire.
Lucy Frazer and Heidi Allen won seats in parliament after the general election.
Mrs Frazer secured 48.5 per cent of the votes in her South East Cambridgeshire constituency, increasing the Conservatives’ share of the vote by 0.5 per cent over their 2010 result.
She won comfortably with 28,845 votes, beating her closest rival, the Liberal Democrats’ Jonathan Chatfield’s 12,008 votes.
Mrs Frazer increased her party’s majority, gaining even more support than had been enjoyed by her popular predecessor, Sir James Paice.
“I’m feeling very excited this morning,” said Mrs Frazer. “Jim [Sir James Paice] has been amazing. He’s a hard act to follow and has been a great supporter and mentor.
“I think our success is due in part to the national picture and a great deal of effort from our volunteers, who have done a fantastic job.
“I’m looking forward to working with as many people as possible and with as many different groups as I can.”
Mrs Frazer’s campaign centred upon three main issues, better funding for schools, improvements to infrastructure and support for businesses.
Heidi Allen, will replace Andrew Lansley in parliament after a convincing win in her South Cambridgeshire constituency.
Ms Allen took 31,454 votes, a share of 51.1 per cent, beating her nearest rival, Labour’s Dan Greef’s share of 17.6 per cent of the vote.
In third place, the Liberal Democrats’ Sebastian Kindersley secured 15.2 per cent of the electorate, with 9,368 votes in his favour.
In fourth place, UKIP’s Marion Mason gained, 6,010 votes, a proportion of 9.8 per cent while, in fifth place, the Greens’ Simon Saggers got 3,848 votes.