Conservative, Lucy Frazer, has won a seat in parliament after yesterday’s (May 7) 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.
“These things will remain priorities,” said Mrs Frazer. “I will continue what I have been doing and look to reach out to more people.”
When asked about her stance on improving the A1307, the main commuter route between Haverhill and Cambridge, Mrs Frazer said the issue was an important one to many people in her constituency and that she would consider all options.
“I want to try to find the right answer to the question,” she said. “I want to listen to what people want.
“All options are still on the table and I will be investigating them all.”
Turn out at the election was high, at 70.4 per cent.
Labour’s Huw Jones came third, with 15.1 per cent of the vote, UKIP’s Deborah Rennie came fourth with 11.1 per cent and the Green’s Clive Semmens came fifth with 5.1 per cent.