Monday, 26 May 2014

European Election Result: South Cambridgeshire

Here's the result (just from South Cambridgeshire);

UKIP 11464 (24.2%)
Conservative 15394 (32.4%)
Labour 6589 (13.9%) 
Green 5486 (11.6%)
Lib Dem 7033 (14.8%) 
Independence From Europe 502 (1.1%) 
English Democrats 323 (0.7%)
BNP 197 (0.4%)
Christian People's Alliance 366 (0.8%) 
NO2EU105 (0.2%)

The total votes cast were 47459.

The Liberal Democrats finished third behind Conservative and UKIP but ahead of Labour. Unfortunately when you take into account the results from the rest of the region the overall Lib Dem vote dropped from 14.8% to 6.9% - not enough to re-elect Andrew Duff.

Overall UKIP won the region with 34.5% of the vote, the Conservatives finished second on 28.4% with Labour and the Greens on 17.3% and 8.5% respectively. We finished fifth. Interestingly the Green share of the vote actually dropped from 9.1% to 8.5% which I found very surprising as the leaflet they put out was, I thought at the time, going to be an incredibly effective at getting both Labour and Lib Dem voters to instead vote Green.

It's a disappointing result - to put it mildly - still, as Andrew Duff said in his statement on the result; "We will be back".