Mayor Nik Johnson
Mayor Nik Johnson

Congratulations to Dr Nik Johnson on winning the Cambridge and Peterborough Mayoral election.  A fabulous result.

We always had faith in the strength of our message, our candidate and the voters of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Our election leaflets said that Labour can win here. Now we’ve been proved right and in the biggest local contest going.

There were 13 directly elected mayors being contested on 6 May. Labour won 11 of them including two Labour gains. We’re so proud that ours is one of them.

Nicky Massey made phenomenal progress in the Police Commissioner ballot and ran the Tory to the wire. But didn’t quite make it.  Again she demonstrated that Labour in this area is the challenger to the Tories.

The Tories lost control of the County Council. Labour now has nine County Councillors – picking up three extra seats in Cambridge City (two from the Lib Dems and one Independent). Talks on a potential coalition continue.

Sadly we didn’t win any seats in SE Cambs. We did enhance our position, in Waterbeach we ran the Lib Dems a good second and in most areas increased the number of votes we polled.

Over in Cambridge City, Labour has a total of 27 seats, an increased majority of 12. A positive campaign with a focus on community and fairness.

Dr Nik ran with the message of co-operation, compassion and community at the heart of his campaign.  Nicky Massey’s platform was ‘the voice of the community in policing’.

The County manifesto was ‘One Cambridgeshire – Fair for All’. Inspired by Labour’s success in Cambridge City where ‘One Cambridge – Fair for All’ has been the driver for many years.

We would like to thank everyone who put their trust in us and their X in the Labour box. We will not let you down.

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