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Summary

  1. Updates on Friday, 6 May 2016
  2. The Conservatives win overall majority on Peterborough City Council
  3. Labour hold Cambridge City Council with increased majority
  4. Conservative Jason Ablewhite elected police and crime commissioner
  5. New polar vessel to be named after Sir David Attenborough, but Boaty McBoatface lives on...
  6. Updates resume at 08:00 on Monday

Live Reporting

By Mark Williamson

All times stated are UK

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Our coverage through the day

So that's it for our coverage of the election results in Cambridgeshire today - thanks for joining us.

We'll be back on Monday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates for the county from 08:00.

Don't forget you can get involved any time by sending us your stories and pictures via emailFacebook or Twitter.  

Weather: Dry tonight, hotter tomorrow

Dan Holley

BBC Look East weather

It will be staying largely dry through the rest of tonight with clear spells and areas of high cloud at times. 

A light easterly breeze, but not as chilly as previous nights with temperatures only dipping to around 7C (45F).

Weather map
BBC

Tomorrow will be dry and very warm with sunny spells, hazy at times. Temperatures reaching highs of 24C (75F).

'I stonked it in Huntingdonshire': New PCC

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

New Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite says he "stonked it" with Huntingdonshire voters, who he credited for delivering victory in the election.

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The former leader of Hunts District Council received 16,500 first round votes in Huntingdonshire, compared to Dave Baigent's 7,797, which he says put him on the path to victory.

He said one of the first things he will do is move the PCC office from Cambourne back to police headquarters at Hinchingbrooke.

Labour's Dave Baigent runner-up in race to be Cambridgeshire PCC

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Labour's Dave Baigent was runner-up in the PCC election - with 72,580 combined first and second choice votes. Tory Jason Ablewhite won with 81,581 votes.

Dave Baigent
BBC

BreakingConservative Jason Ablewhite wins Cambs PCC election

So it's official - the Conservative's Jason Ablewhite has been elected as Cambridgeshire's new police and crime commissioner.

Jason Ablewhite
BBC

Jason Ablewhite says he's feeling confident

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Conservative Jason Ablewhite looking confident as he tells BBC Radio Cambridgeshire he's thinks he's done enough to be the county's next PCC.

Jason Ablewhite
BBC

Cambridge police officer dismissed for 'gross misconduct'

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Cambridgeshire Police say a serving officer has been dismissed after a hearing found he had committed gross misconduct.

Parkside Police Station
Geograph/N Chadwick

A police spokesperson said: "In April 2015 the officer made inappropriate contact with a woman, causing her alarm and distress and then acted dishonestly by denying the contact with supervisors. He also deliberately disposed of evidence".    

DC Russell Figgis, based at Parkside Police Station, was found to have breached the standards of professional behaviour around honesty and integrity and discreditable conduct.

Just one lot of votes to go in PCC second preference count

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cambridge City's second preference votes are in: Jason Ablewhite 2,760, Dave Baigent 5,425. Just Peterborough left to go.

Liberal Democrats make gains in South Cambs

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

The Liberal Democrats have had some good news in South Cambs, gaining three seats in the local election.

This follows some persistent canvassing by the party in the district - including delivering this reminder to potential voters yesterday. 

Lib Dem leaflet
BBC

Results of second round of PCC votes starting to come in

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

The results of the second round votes in the PCC election are coming in, with Dave Baigent for Labour slightly ahead in East Cambridgeshire, while Conservative Jason Ablewhite was first in Huntingdonshire. 

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UKIP's Nick Clarke congratulates candidates for reaching 'play-offs'

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

UKIP's PCC candidate Nick Clarke has tweeted his congratulations to Jason Ablewhite and Dave Baigent after he was knocked-out in the first round of votes.

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Man charged with Wisbech murder appears in court

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

A Wisbech man has appeared at Huntingdon Crown Court charged with the murder of Laraine Rayner and preventing her lawful and decent burial.

Laraine Rayner
Cambridgeshire Police

Ms Rayner was discovered at a property in Mill Road in the town on 24 April. A post-mortem examination concluded she died from a stab wound to the neck.

Steven Stocks, 43, of North Brink, Wisbech, entered no plea and will next appear in court in June.

PCC Election: How the first round votes stacked up

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

While we wait for the second round votes to be counted in the PCC election, here is the final tally of voting in the first round:

  • Jason Ablewhite, Conservative - 63,614
  • Dave Baigent, Labour - 54,426
  • Nick Clarke, UKIP - 29,698
  • Rupert Moss-Eccardt - 27,884

Boaty McBoatface name goes down in history - on a sub

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

This remotely-operated submarine will be making sure the name Boaty McBoatface will be remembered in future polar exploration.

Remotely operated submarine
BIS

The new £200m British Antarctic Survey-run polar research vessel it lives on will be named RRS Sir David Attenborough - despite Boaty McBoatface topping a public poll for the main ship.

Science Minister Jo Johnson said: "The ship has captured the imaginations of millions, which is why we're ensuring that the Boaty name lives on."

Second round votes to decide who becomes Cambridgeshire PCC

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

So with all the first round PCC votes declared there will be a short break before the second choice votes are counted, to decide whether Conservative Jason Ablewhite or Labour's Dave Baigent is Cambridgeshire's next police and crime commissioner.

Soham
BBC

It means Liberal Democrat Rupert Moss-Eccardt and UKIP's Nick Clarke are out the race.

The winner is expected to be announced at the Ross Peer Centre in Soham (above) later this afternoon.

Conservative and Labour candidates through to second round of PCC vote

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Conservative Jason Ablewhite and Labour's Dave Baigent are through to the second round of the PCC election.

Going the extra mile to get elected in Cambridge

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

New Cambridge Labour councillor Sophie Barnet estimates she walked 18 miles canvassing to get elected in Romsey ward.

Sophie Barnet
Richard Howitt

She beat long-time Lib Dem councillor Catherine Smart, who had represented the ward since 1998.

Former Lib Dem MP Julian Huppert told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire the city owes her a debt of gratitude for her 18 years of service.

Cambridge PCC first choice votes have Labour in first place

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

The first round PCC votes from Cambridge are in and have bucked the trend so far this afternoon by putting Labour's Dave Baigent first well ahead of Conservative Jason Ablewhite.

Perhaps not a surprise given how well Labour did in the city in the local election, but it means the race to be police and crime commissioner is far from over.

Man sought by police for breaching prison release licence conditions

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

A 19-year-old man wanted for recall to prison after breaching release licence conditions is sought by police in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.

Nicholas Humphries
Norfolk Police

Nicholas Humphries (pictured) has links to the Fairstead estate in King's Lynn but could also be in the Peterborough area, police said. 

He is described as of medium build and about 5ft 7in (1.70m) tall. He often uses a mountain bike and wears sports clothing. 

Anyone with information should contact police but should not approach him.

Sir David Attenborough 'truly honoured' by boat name

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Sir David Attenborough says he is "truly honoured" to have a new £200m polar research vessel named after him.

Sir David Attenborough
BBC

Cambridge-based British Antarctic Survey launched an online search for a name in which the suggestion Boaty McBoatface was favourite. But Science Minister Jo Johnson said the renowned broadcaster had a "more suitable" name.

Cambridge graduate Sir David, who's turning 90, said he hoped "everyone who suggested a name will feel just as inspired to follow the ship's progress as it explores our polar regions".  

Independent wins in St Neots, Eaton Socon & Eynesbury by-election

Emma Maclean

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Independent Simone Leigh Taylor has been elected as the county councillor for St Neots, Eaton Socon & Eynesbury in the by-election.

She polled 1,104 votes, 80 ahead of Conservative Karl David Wainwright. Labour candidate Doctor Nik Johnson came third, followed by Independent James Corley.

First round PCC votes have Conservative candidate in poll position

Emma Maclean

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

First preference votes are in for most of Cambridgeshire in the PCC election, and they have Conservative candidate Jason Ablewhite in first place and Labour's Dave Baigent second.

Still a long way to go this afternoon until we have a winner.

'Disappointing' night for UKIP in Peterborough

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

UKIP had a "disappointing" night in Peterborough after losing two of its four seats on Peterborough City Council.

Councillor Paul Bullen, the leader of the UKIP group on Cambridgeshire Council, said the result was against the trend for the party nationally.

"I honestly don't know what went wrong," he told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

Live results being broadcast for Cambs PCC election

Local elections round-up

So to recap then - fairly uneventful local elections in Cambridgeshire, with the biggest news being the Conservatives taking back control of Peterborough City Council.

  • Peterborough City Council: No overall control to Conservative gain
  • Cambridge City Council: Labour hold
  • Huntingdonshire District Council: Conservative hold
  • South Cambridgeshire District Council: Conservative hold

Tories hold Huntingdonshire District Council

David Keller

BBC News

Votes have been counted and the Conservatives have held control of Huntingdonshire District Council, despite losing three seats.

Independent candidates gained two seats and the Lib Dems one, leaving the election result as:

  • Conservatives: 34 seats
  • Independents: 7 seats
  • Lib Dems: 6 seats
  • UKIP: 3 seats
  • Labour: 2 seats

BreakingTories hold Huntingdonshire

The Conservatives have held control of Huntingdonshire District Council.

South Cambs remains true blue following election

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

South Cambridgeshire District Council remains true blue following the election:

  • Conservatives: 36 seats
  • Liberal Democrats: 14 seats
  • Independent group: 5 seats
  • Independent non-group: 1 seat
  • Labour: 1 seat
South Cambs
Google

Motorcyclist injured in A14 crash

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

The East Anglian Air Ambulance says a motorcyclist in his 20s was injured in a crash on the A14 near Nine Mile Hill and Newmarket earlier. 

He was treated at the scene for a suspected broken arm and shoulder injury, before being taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge for further treatment.

The road has now reopened

Counting begins in PCC vote

Emma Maclean

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

I'm at the Cambridgeshire PCC count at the Ross Peers Sports Centre in Soham, where we're hearing that we may not have a winner declared until about 17:30.

Cambridgeshire PCC turnout over 30%

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

So verification of the vote has been completed and the overall turnout in Cambridgeshire for the police and crime commissioner election was 30.55%. Counting expected to begin soon.

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This is almost double what it was last time.

Turnout across the county in 2012 when Sir Graham Bright was elected as Cambridgeshire's first PCC was 14.77%. 

Count under way in Huntingdonshire

'Have a celebration', Cameron tells Peterborough Tories

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

"Have a celebration this weekend, the work begins on Monday," David Cameron told Conservatives in Peterborough.

Cameron in Peterborough
BBC

He said jobs had been created in the city, new businesses had been set up, homes were being built and regeneration was taking place.

He added Labour's performance around the UK showed it had "completely lost touch" with hard-working people.

Cameron: 'In Peterborough we've taken control of an important council'

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

"In Peterborough we've taken control of an important council", says David Cameron, who arrived in the city for the second time in a matter of days to congratulate Conservative councillors.

David Cameron
BBC

The Tories now have have a majority of two on Peterborough City Council. 

"You've won because you worked hard and you deserve it," he told supporters.

David Cameron speech in Peterborough

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Prime Minister David Cameron has just delivered a speech to people in Peterborough to congratulate the city's Conservatives for regaining control of the council.

We'll bring you updates on this very soon.

BreakingSouth Cambridgeshire is Conservative hold

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

All the results are in and South Cambridgeshire District Council is a Conservative hold.

Former council leader in political comeback

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

This is the moment former Conservative leader of Peterborough City Council Marco Cereste made his return to politics.

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He was one of three Tories who won seats in Hampton Vale ward, helping the party to regain control of the city.

Cambridge Tories lose only seat in the city

Mousumi Bakshi

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

It was also a bad night for the Conservatives on Cambridge City Council who lost their only seat, in Trumpington, to the Liberal Democrats.

Former Lib Dem MP for the city, Julian Huppert, told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire the result was "satisfying". 

Cambs PCC election result expected this afternoon

Emma Maclean

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Results in the Cambridgeshire police and crime commissioner election are expected this afternoon.

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So far the highest turnout was in Cambridge at 39.40%.  

The turnout in Peterborough was 35.70%, and in Fenland 18.14%.

Former leader back on Peterborough City Council after election win

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

The former Tory leader of Peterborough City Council, Marco Cereste, is back in politics in the city after winning a seat in Hampton Vale ward.

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He was leader of the council for six years until losing his seat in Stanground Central in elections last May.

After the result he tweeted his thanks, but said he had no ambitions to become leader again.