UKIP take third ward seat in Ram­sey

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Councilelections -

HIS­TORY was made in Ram­sey af­ter Town Mayor Lisa Duffy made it three out of three seats for the UK In­de­pen­dence Party in the ward.

Ram­sey Town Coun­cil hit the head­lines last year by be­com­ing the first Ukip-con­trolled au­thor­ity, and Mrs Duffy has con­tin­ued that suc­cess by gain­ing a place on Hunt­ing­don­shire Dis­trict Coun­cil af­ter Thurs­day’s elec­tion.

She won by a huge ma­jor­ity, polling 1,138 votes in the ward, pre­vi­ously held by the Con­ser­va­tives, with Tory Brian Cun­ning­ham polling 565 votes and Labour’s Su­san Coomey 167.

Else­where, there was a shock in Hunt­ing­don North as Tory coun­cil chair­man Jeff Dut­ton lost his seat to Labour’s Pa­trick Kadewere.

Lib­eral Demo­crat Michael Shel­lens held onto Hunt­ing­don East by just 34 votes; while Con- ser­va­tive Mark Oliver was suc­cess­ful in retaining the Yax­ley and Farcet seat va­cated by the de­part­ing John Watt.

In Sawtry, In­de­pen­dent Dick Tu­plin kept his seat with a land­slide, record­ing 818 more votes than his clos­est chal­lenger.

Mean­while in War­boys and Bury, the Con­ser­va­tives gained a seat as John Pethard won with 612 votes, ahead of UKIP’S Michael Tew on 346.

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