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Cambridge remains Lib Democrat

Julian Huppert MP

Mr Huppert paid tribute to his predecessor

The Liberal Democrats have held on to Cambridge with Julian Huppert receiving 39.14% of the vote.

Mr Huppert got 19,621 votes, with Conservative Nick Hillman in second place with 12,829.

Labour's Daniel Zeichner was third, with 12,174, with the Greens' Tony Juniper on 3,804.

The Conservatives held five seats across Cambridgeshire, with Huntingdon expected to declare a result just after 1200 BST.

Tory Stewart Jackson retained Peterborough with 18,133 votes, with Labour's Ed Murphy on 13,272 and Lib Dem Nick Sandford on 8,816.

Shailesh Vara was re-elected in Cambridgeshire North West with 29,425 votes. Lib Dem Kevin Wilkins took 12,748 votes.

The Tories also held on to the South Cambridgeshire seat and North East Cambridgeshire.

Conservative shadow health minister Andrew Lansley won 27,995 votes, a majority of 7,838 over the Lib Dem candidate Sebastian Kindersley.

Labour's Tariq Sadiq took 6,024 of all the votes polled.

The Conservatives also held North East Cambridgeshire, with Stephen Barclay winning 23,819 votes. The Lib Dems received 17,893 votes.

Conservative Jim Paice held Cambridgeshire South East, garnering 27,629 votes.

Liberal Democrat Jonathan Chatfield came second with 21,683 votes and Labour's John Cowan got 4,380.

Conservatives have retained Huntingdon, with Jonathan Djanogly getting 26,515 votes.

Lib Dem Martin Land came second with 15,697 and Labour Anthea Cox third with 5,982.

While Tories won overall they lost 1.9% of the vote, while Lib Dems gained 2.3%.

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