Local Elections 2018 in the Anglia region

There were local elections for more than 400 councillors on 22 councils in the Anglia region on Thursday 3 May 2018.

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Lib Dems oust Conservatives in South Cambridgeshire

Liberal Democrats celebrate a famous victory in South Cambridgeshire. Credit: Chris Warner / ITV News Anglia

It was among one of the last results to be declared and was one of the most sensational - the Liberal Democrats overturning a Conservative majority of 15 and securing one of their own by a margin of 15 seats.

South Cambridgeshire becomes the only council in the Anglia region to be run by the Liberal Democrats with their own secure working majority.

Boundary changes helped as did a reduction in council seats from 57 to 45 but it is still a remarkable turn around on a council that's had a Conservative majority since 2001.

The area has had a history for being independently-minded as the council was run by Independents from 1972 until 1993.

Liberal Democrats support has been growing in the area which was among the most strongly in favour of staying in the European Union.

The district forms a ring around the city of Cambridge serving communities in Cambourne, Histon, Great Shelford and Melbourn.

Lib Dems oust Conservatives in South Cambridgeshire

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