James Palmer wins election race to become Mayor
James Palmer has been elected as the first Mayor for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough with 56.9% of the vote.
After no candidate received 50% of the vote, Mr Palmer beat Liberal Democrat Rod Cantrill in the second round count.
Mr Palmer received 88,826 votes in total, while Mr Cantrill received 67,205 votes. The turnout was 33.8%.
Mr Palmer will now head up the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, which will meet for the first time with Mr Palmer in post on 31st May.
Mayoral election: First round results in full
- James Palmer (Conservative) – 76,064
- Rod Cantrill (Liberal Democrats) – 47,026
- Kevin Price (Labour) – 37,297
- Paul Bullen (UKIP) – 15,931
- Julie Howell (Green) – 12,628
- Peter Dawe (Independent) – 9,176
- Stephen Goldspink (English Democrats) 2,256
Mayoral election: Second round results in full
- James Palmer (Conservative) – 12,762
- Rod Cantrill (Liberal Democrats) – 20,179
Visit the Mayor’s page to find out more about the role of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Mayor.