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 Cambridgeshire South
Other Conservative hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Andrew Lansley Conservative 21,387 44.2 +2.2
Amanda Taylor Liberal Democrat 12,984 26.9 +1.1
Joan Herbert Labour 11,737 24.3 -0.8
Simon Saggers Green 1,182 2.4  
Helene Davies UK Independence 875 1.8 +1.2
Anna Klepacka ProLife Alliance 176 0.4  
Majority 8,403 17.4
Turnout 48,341 67.1 -9.0
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 0.6% from Liberal Democrat to Conservative
Lab-Con (against 1997) 1.5% from Labour to Conservative

Description
The seat contains the two most middle class wards within Cambridge city - Queen Edith’s and Trumpington.

It also contains wards from the old south-east Cambridgeshire constituency: Girton, Elsworth, Swavesey and Bar Hill which lies between Cambridge and Huntingdon.

Most of the constituency, however, is rural, with Sawston being the largest single community.

The farming is mostly arable with grass crops predominant, although there is also some cattle farming.

The village of Grantchester, favourite of Cambridge daytrippers and home to Lord Archer is also located within the Cambridgeshire South constituency.

As in much of the Cambridgeshire area, planning is a major issue.

The old Oakington barracks, which became surplus to Ministry of Defence requirements in May 1999 and is up for sale is prime brownfield land which could be used for house building.

Oakington is currently being temporarily occupied by the Home Office as a reception centre for asylum seekers.

Cambourne, a new town lying between Cambridge and St Neots, where 300 new houses are being built per year also falls within the constituency.

Construction commenced in Cambourne in 1998, with the first residents moving in summer 1999. There are schools, bus services and a business park within the town.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Cambridgeshire South
Conservative hold
Name Party Votes %
Andrew Lansley Conservative 22,572 42.0
James Quinlan Liberal Democrat 13,860 25.8
Tony Gray Labour 13,485 25.1
Robin Page Referendum 3,300 6.1
D A Norman UK Independence 298 0.6
Francis Chalmers Natural Law 168 0.3
Majority 8,712 16.2
Turnout 53,683 76.1
 
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