ELECTION SPECIAL: Conservative Chris Boden retains Whittlesey North division

PUBLISHED: 21:58 03 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:07 05 May 2017

Chris Boden vows to ensure Kings Dyke crossing work is completed after winning Whittlesey North vote.

Chris Boden vows to ensure Kings Dyke crossing work is completed after winning Whittlesey North vote.

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Conservative candidate Chris Boden held onto his seat for the Whittlesey North division.

Whittlesey North: Frank Bellard (Lib Dem), Alex Oates (Green), Chris Boden (Conservative), Steve Jansky (Labour) and Dawn Rhys-Owain (UKIP).Whittlesey North: Frank Bellard (Lib Dem), Alex Oates (Green), Chris Boden (Conservative), Steve Jansky (Labour) and Dawn Rhys-Owain (UKIP).

Cllr Boden took 1,365 votes – more than 1,000 votes ahead of his nearest competitor, Labour’s Steve Jansky.

Cllr Boden said: “I’m aware we face a really great challenge over the next four years; we have finances to get balanced and we’ve got some very difficult decisions to make.

“The greatest issue in Whittlesey North is the Kings Dyke crossing and making sure that it goes ahead. It’s been promised for 40 years so we have to make sure it carries on next year as planned.

“But that’s not the end of the traffic problems - the A605 then needs looking at.”

• CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL: Whittlesey North (CON hold)

Chris BODEN (Con) 1,365

Steve JANSKY (Lab) 279

Dawn RHYS-OWAIN (UKIP) 244

Alex OATES (G) 97

Frank BELLARD (LD) 93

Maj: 1,086

Turnout: 27.2pc

Spoilt votes: 6

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