County Council Election
Conservative candidate Lina Joseph won by nearly 500 votes:
- Philip Allen 1,369 (Lib Dems)
- Norman Crowther 456 (Lab)
- Anna Serena Gomori-Woodcock 258 (Green)
- Lina Maria Joseph 1,840 (Con).
Mayor for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
Cllr Palmer, leader of East Cambridgeshire District Council, saw off competition from six other candidates, including Lib Dem candidate and Cambridge City councillor Rod Cantril, and Labour candidate and city councillor Kevin Price, to secure the coveted role.
He beat the Lib Dem’s Rod Cantrill in the second round vote.
The mayor will oversee a £20 million annual budget devolved from government, and will also have devolved powers to spend up to £800 million on local housing, infrastructure and jobs.