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Local Elections 2017

There are elections in the Anglia region on Thursday 4 May 2017 for county councillors in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk along with the newly created post of elected Mayor for Cambs and Peterborough.

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Mixed turnout across Cambridgeshire for Mayor vote

The turnout was above 40% in Cambridge. Credit: ITV News Anglia

There's been a mixed turnout to decide the new mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, with some residents choosing to stay away from the polls.

There was a fairly strong showing in Cambridge where more than 40% of people cast a vote, but the figure was far lower in Peterborough.

Percentage turnout for mayoral vote

  • South Cambs: 42.4%
  • Cambridge City: 42.2%
  • East Cambs: 34.02%
  • Huntingdonshire: 32.8%
  • Fenland: 26.9%
  • Peterborough: 24.7%

The winner won't be revealed until much later on Friday, with an announcement due at around 5pm.

The 'metro mayor' will head up a new devolved authority with greater power over transport, housing and investment.

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