ELECTION SPECIAL: Conservative candidates Jan French and Steve Count enjoy double success in March North & Waldersey division
PUBLISHED: 15:04 05 May 2017 | UPDATED: 15:04 05 May 2017
County council leader Steve Count pulled off a decisive victory – topping the poll by 169 votes from his running mate Jan French.
For Cllr French, a former town mayor and a Fenland district councillor, it will be her first time on the county council.
Cllr Count took 2,263 votes and Cllr French 2,094. Labour’s Katharine Bultitude and Martin Field polled 856 and 850 votes respectively.
Cllr French, who had delivered 30,000 leaflets since January, said: “We will do our absolute best to represent the people from across the whole county.”
Cllr Count said: “Speaking as acting leader of Cambs County Council, we put a lot of hard work into the campaign.
“The constraints will continue over the next four years, so balancing the books is important while maintaining efficiency in delivering the services.”
March North & Waldersey (CON hold)
Steve COUNT (Con) 2,263
Jan FRENCH (Con) 2,094
Katharine BULTITUDE (Lab) 856
Martin FIELD (Lab) 850
Stephen COURT (Lib Dem) 605
Caroline SMITH (UKIP) 561
Robin TALBOT (UKIP) 481
Scott LANDSELL-HILL (Lib Dem) 340
Ruth JOHNSON (Green) 248
Spoilt votes: 15