Girish Mahajan

Fenland District Council election, 2007

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Fenland District Council election, 2007

The 2007 Fenland District Council election took place on 4 May 2007 to elect members of Fenland District Council in Cambridgeshire, England. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.

Election result

The results saw the Conservatives strengthen their majority on the council after winning 39 of the 40 seats on the council. Only 13 of the 27 wards were contested, with Conservatives taking the seats in the other 14 wards without opposition. This meant the Conservatives had been guaranteed a majority even before voting, as 18 of their candidates were unopposed and another 4 were in multi seat wards were there were not enough candidates from other parties.

Labour lost all 3 seats they had been defending, 2 in Waterlees in Wisbech and 1 in March East, with the loss in Waterlees being a shock as Labour had been strong in the area for 30 years. Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats failed to win any seats, but did come within 37 votes in Slade Lode ward in Chatteris. The only non-Conservative elected was independent Mark Archer, who gained Manea from Conservative Robert Sears by almost 200 votes, in a seat which Sears had won in a by-election in 2006.

References

Fenland District Council election, 2007 Wikipedia


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