Can Lib Dems Emulate South Cambs Success?

Many people understandably assume rural Cambridgeshire is Conservative but elections in South Cambs last May saw years of Tory
rule brought to an abrupt end.

There the Lib Dems gained 20 seats from the Conservatives to take control of the council. Now in 2019 there will be equivalent elections in East Cambs District and the Conservatives seem to be worried by the Lib Dem threat.

bar chart showing votes cast in 2017 county council elections

Labour don’t win seats here

Meanwhile the Labour Party, which won only two seats out of 45 in South Cambs, is even weaker in East Cambridgeshire, not having won a seat here since before the millennium.

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