North West Cambs: Vara retains seat for Conservatives

PUBLISHED: 09:31 07 May 2010 | UPDATED: 09:38 02 June 2010

SHAILESH Vara retained the North West Cambridgeshire seat for the Conservatives with 50 per cent of the 58,439 votes. Mr Vara secured 29,425 votes, far exceeding his nearest rival, Liberal Democrat Kevin Wilkins who secured 12,748 votes (21.8 per cent).

SHAILESH Vara retained the North West Cambridgeshire seat for the Conservatives with 50 per cent of the 58,439 votes.

Mr Vara secured 29,425 votes, far exceeding his nearest rival, Liberal Democrat Kevin Wilkins who secured 12,748 votes (21.8 per cent). Labour's Chris York was in third place with 9,877 votes (16.9 per cent), followed by UK Independence Party candidate Robert Brown with 4,826 (8.26 per cent) and English Democrat Stephen Goldspink with 1,407 votes (2.4 per cent).

Overall turnout was 65.77 per cent.

Mr Vara has increased his majority by more than 6,000 votes. It now stands at 16,677 compared to 9,833 in 2005 when he was first elected to the seat.


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