Cambridge

Parliamentary constituency
LAB GAIN FROM LD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Daniel Zeichner
, have the following results:
  • 18,646 total votes taken.
  • 36.0% share of the total vote
  • +11.7% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Julian Huppert
, have the following results:
  • 18,047 total votes taken.
  • 34.9% share of the total vote
  • -4.3% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Chamali Fernando
, have the following results:
  • 8,117 total votes taken.
  • 15.7% share of the total vote
  • -9.9% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Rupert Read
, have the following results:
  • 4,109 total votes taken.
  • 7.9% share of the total vote
  • +0.3% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Patrick O'Flynn
, have the following results:
  • 2,668 total votes taken.
  • 5.2% share of the total vote
  • +2.8% change in share of the votes
Rebooting Democracy
, with candidate Keith Garrett
, have the following results:
  • 187 total votes taken.
  • 0.4% share of the total vote
  • +0.4% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

LAB majority: 599 1.2%
Turnout
62.1%

Vote share

Party %
LAB 36.0
LD 34.9
CON 15.7
GRN 7.9
UKIP 5.2
RBD 0.4

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
LAB
+11.7
UKIP
+2.8
RBD
+0.4
GRN
+0.3
LD
-4.3
CON
-9.9

Latest updates Cambridge

09.02.2017

11:19

Brexit bill: how our MPs voted

Orla Moore
BBC Local Live

Cambridge's Labour MP, Daniel Zeichner (pictured), was the only one in the county to come out against the triggering of Article 50 in last night's crucial Commons vote.

The bill will pave the way for Britain to leave the European Union over the course of two years.

Cambridgeshire's other MPs, all Conservatives, voted for the bill:

  • Lucy Frazer - South East Cambridgeshire
  • Jonathan Djanogly - Huntingdon
  • Stephen Barclay - North East Cambridgeshire
  • Shailesh Vara - North West Cambridgeshire
  • Stewart Jackson - Peterborough
  • Heidi Allen - South Cambridgeshire

31.01.2017

14:03

Police hunt reveals wanted man's unusual hiding place

Katy Prickett
BBC News

Cambridge's finest were on the hunt for a wanted man yesterday... and look where they found him:

Yes, that really IS a chest of drawers!

You couldn't make it up...

08.05.2015

08:13

Labour take Cambridge from Lib Dems

Ousted Cambridge MP Julian Huppert says his Liberal Democrat party was "attacked" from the left and right.
06:15

Labour wins Cambridge from Lib Dems

Nic Rigby
BBC News, East
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Labour wins back Cambridge from Lib Dems with a narrow victory.

Labour's Daniel Zeichner won the seat with 18,646 votes (up 11.7%) from its MP Julian Huppert who gained 18,047 votes (down 4.3%).

Conservative candidate Chamali Fernando came third with 8,117 votes, and the Green Party's candidate Rupert Read came fourth with 4,109 votes.

05:56
Breaking

Labour wins Cambridge from Lib Dems

Nic Rigby
BBC News, East

Labour's Daniel Zeichner defeats former MP Julian Huppert in Cambridge.

07.05.2015

23:18

Cambridge Guildhall count begins

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At the Guildhall in Cambridge, staff are working flat out to count all the ballot papers.

Cambridge is one seat to watch closely in the East tonight. Labour made strong gains in the last local elections and are expected to do well tonight, giving the Liberal Democrats a run for their money.

20.04.2015

18:05

Lawyers join candidates ID row

A parliamentary candidate who suggested people with mental health issues could wear identity wristbands to prevent communication issues threatens legal action against a rival.

14.04.2015

12:27

ID call to aid mental health comms

People with health or other issues making communication difficult should wear wristbands or carry ID, a parliamentary candidate says.

10.04.2015

07:36

East of England: What does asparagus have to do with immigration?

Mishal Husain visited Cambridge and Norfolk, looking at the debate on immigration, which is not only about the numbers of people who come into the country but also about skills.

02.04.2015

09:35

Mapping the opinion polls

Explore a map of constituency polling in the run-up to the 2015 general election.
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Constituency profile

Situated in eastern Cambridgeshire is the seat of Cambridge, best known for being home to one of the two most prestigious universities in England. The university dominates the city in every way, although the seat also has an important hi-tech sector known as "Silicon Fen". In the 1980s, Cambridge University established close links with major technology companies, boosting and diversifying the local economy.

At 23.1%, Cambridge has the highest number of people employed in education of all the constituencies in England and Wales, according to ONS 2011 Census figures. The student population accounts for one in five adults residents. At 46.8%, it has one of the highest proportions of people with a degree level qualification or above of any seat. All three main parties are competitive here.

In 2010, Liberal Democrat Julian Huppert held the seat with 39.1% of the votes; Conservatives got 25.6%, Labour 24.3% and Greens 7.6%.