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General Election 2019: South East Cambridgeshire result - Conservative Lucy Frazer wins third election

In South East Cambridgeshire, Conservative MP Lucy Frazer celebrated her third general election victory in a constituency that has never been anything other than Tory since it was introduced in 1983.

Ms Frazer, 47, polled 32,187 votes - down by 1,414 votes from the 2017 General Election - but more than enough to guarantee a third election success.

Lucy Frazer MP . Picture: Keith Heppell. (24166679)
Lucy Frazer MP . Picture: Keith Heppell. (24166679)

Liberal Democrat Pippa Heylings finished second with 20,697 votes while Labour’s James Bull came in third on a catastrophic election night for Jeremy Corbyn’s party.

He polled 10,492 votes while Independent candidate Edmund Fordham came fourth with 1,009.

Ms Frazer said: “We all care about our future so much and hopefully now we can break the deadlock in Parliament and move on. I am honoured to continue in a role that I love.

“I have always campaigned for fairer funding in schools and I feel I have had some success with that but I reckon there is more to come. I will work really hard to make sure that we can level up funding locally too.”

Labour suffered a dreadful night and the party faced a future with difficult decisions to make, including how to replace their leader.

James Bull Labour (24166830)
James Bull Labour (24166830)

Mr Bull said: “It is not really expected that you stay in that role after two defeats. Now I hope we take more time to reflect as a party as there is always temptation in politics to have a knee-jerk reaction after a big loss.”

The turnout for Cambridgeshire South East was 74.5 per cent, up slightly from 73.2 per cent two years ago.

The full result

The 2019 General Election result for South East Cambridgeshire (24173857)
The 2019 General Election result for South East Cambridgeshire (24173857)

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