Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

Mayoral Election Results

James Palmer

Winner

James Palmer

Conservative

Second round results for mayoral election

Second round results for mayoral election
Candidate Final total votes Percentage

Candidate Conservative

James Palmer

Final total votes88,826 Percentage56.9%

Candidate Liberal Democrat

Rod Cantrill

Final total votes67,205 Percentage43.1%

First round results for mayoral election

First round results for mayoral election
Candidate First pref votes Percentage Second pref votes Percentage

Candidate Conservative

James Palmer

First pref votes76,064 Percentage38.0% Second pref votes12,762 Percentage38.7%

Candidate Liberal Democrat

Rod Cantrill

First pref votes47,026 Percentage23.5% Second pref votes20,179 Percentage61.3%

Candidate Labour

Kevin Price

First pref votes37,297 Percentage18.6% Second pref votes- Percentage-

Candidate UKIP

Paul Bullen

First pref votes15,931 Percentage8.0% Second pref votes- Percentage-

Candidate Green

Julie Howell

First pref votes12,628 Percentage6.3% Second pref votes- Percentage-

Candidate Independent

Peter Dawe

First pref votes9,176 Percentage4.6% Second pref votes- Percentage-

Candidate English Democrats

Stephen Goldspink

First pref votes2,256 Percentage1.1% Second pref votes- Percentage-

Second preference votes are only used to elect the mayor if no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote. The top two candidates then receive the second preference votes from their eliminated opponents.

Turnout

32.9%
Electorate: 608,808

What area does this Mayor cover?

Map showing the area electing the mayor for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

Latest Updates

Cambridgeshire mayor pushes for city metro

The mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough says he wants to plough ahead with plans for an underground system for the city.

Under the proposals from James Palmer, 6km (3.7 miles) of underground tunnels would be created for dedicated tramlines.

He told the BBC that "going underground is the path of least resistance" to ease the city's transport congestion.

£600,000 is going to be spent developing a business case for the project.

However, Liberal Democrat city councillor Rod Cantrill - who represents Newnham in Cambridge - said the plans need to consider the county.

"We need an integrated transport plan for the whole region," he said.

"A third of people in the region don't live in large urban areas like Cambridge - but in villages and small towns.

"We are not going to rely on a metro system for that."

Public to pick between park and ride and guided busway

Cambridge News

One of the busiest routes into Cambridge is one step closer to a multi-million pound transformation to reduce congestion and get more people using public transport, reports the Cambridge News.

The A1307 between Haverhill and Cambridge, which is notorious for heavy traffic and accidents, could get a new park and ride - or an off-road public transport route.

To see the options on the table - and the costs and timescale - read the full story here.