Heidi Allen

  1. Seats to watch: Lib Dems target defector Heidi Allen's former seat

    Ben Schofield

    BBC Look East political correspondent

    Another fascinating seat to watch is South Cambridgeshire. Once held by Conservative Heidi Allen, she joined the Liberal Democrats and then announced she wouldn’t defend her near-16,000 majority.

    South Cambridgeshire count

    Labour came second in 2017 but some are predicting a close race between the new Conservative candidate and the Lib Dem.

    A coup here for the Lib Dems would only make Boris Johnson’s route to a Commons majority tougher.

    The count (pictured) is being covered by BBC Look East and BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

  2. Analysis: Key seats in Cambridgeshire on election night

    Hannah Olsson

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire political reporter

    There are three seats in Cambridgeshire that are worth keeping a close eye on. Each will tell a different story from this election.


    The first is Peterborough (pictured), where we had a by-election in May. Labour narrowly won then, with the Brexit Party coming second, but it seems that it could be the Conservatives night this time round.

    Then there’s Cambridge. Labour significantly increased its majority in 2017, but the Liberal Democrats is hoping that their Brexit policy will help them win back the seat they lost back in 2015.

    And finally, Heidi Allen’s former seat of South Cambridgeshire. With Heidi stepping down this is a hard one to predict, it’s previously been a safe Conservative seat, but it’s a remain area and the Liberal Democrats won control of the district council in 2017, so could they have the same success with an MP?

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    Video caption: Heidi Allen: Second referendum only way to break deadlock

    The independent MP says there is "a growing appetite" in Parliament for a confirmatory vote.

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    Video caption: EU election: Heidi Allen calls Farage 'a coward' for refusing TV debate

    Change UK leader Heidi Allen says Nigel Farage is "a coward" when she's told by the BBC that Nigel Farage has refused to join her in a live TV debate.

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    Video caption: Heidi Allen: 'I'm glad I publicly revealed my abortion'

    Heidi Allen, leader of The Independent Group, reflects on her emotional speech in the Commons last year