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Conservatives retain control of East Cambridgeshire District Council but significant gains for Lib Dems

By Gemma Gardner

The Tories have retained control of East Cambridgeshire District Council despite significant gains from the Lib Dems.

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The Liberal Democrats won 11 seats from the Conservatives and one from an independent.

After a boundary review the number of councillors representing the district was reduced from 39 to 28, meaning that every seat on the council was up for grabs.

Before yesterday’s (May 1) election the make-up of the council was 35 Conservative, three Lib Dem and one independent.

The Conservative group now hold 15 of the 28 seats. The Lib Dems are just two behind with 13.

Turnout was very variable from 43 per cent in Bottisham to 23.6 per cent in Soham South.

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