UKIP election win is “watershed”

UKIP is celebrating winning its first seats on Cambridgeshire County Council and Huntingdonshire District Council.

UKIP Eastern Region Organiser Pete Reeve said his win was a “watershed” for the party and that more UKIP Councillors in the region were now inevitable.

Peter, 33, took the scalp of former county council chairman Susan Normington when he won the Ramsey seat, where the election had been delayed following the death of Liberal Democrat Ray Powell, one of the candidates. He also picked up Powell’s seat on the district council in the election.

Pete said: “I see this as a great opportunity for Ramsey. We have worked very hard and there has been an awful lot of local support. People see us as a real way forward. It is a watershed really.”

The results were: County council Ramsey Division – Peter Reeve (UKIP) 865, Susan Normington (Con) 682, Anthony Hulme (Lib Dem) 308, Susan Coomey (Lab) 53. District council Ramsey Ward – Peter Reeve (UKIP) 753, Angela Curtis (Con) 569, Jeffrey Clarke (Ind) 303, Melanie Allgood (Lib Dem) 295. Huntingdon Town Council North Ward – Trish Shrapnel (Lib Dem) 242, Bill Hensley (Con) 207, Ann Beevor (Lab) 138.