Conservatives can win in Cambridge again

Cambridge was a Conservative constituency for 25 years from 1967 to 1992, when it was taken by Labour’s Anne Campbell, who held onto the seat for 13 years (in this case three Parliamentary terms). In 2005 it was taken by David Howarth of the Liberal Democrats; his successor, held the seat for the Liberal Democrats in the 2010 general election.

The last election put the Conservatives second beating Labour into third place. Cambridge, given its economic success and business focus feels as if it could become Conservative again.

General Election 2010: Cambridge

Party Candidate Votes %. ±%

Liberal Democrat Julian Huppert 19,621 39.1 −5.6%

Conservative Nick Hillman 12,829 25.6 +8.3

Labour Daniel Zeichner 12,174 24.3. −9.7

Green Tony Juniper 3,804 7.6 +4.7

UKIP Peter Burkinshaw 1,195 2.4. +1.0

Cambridge Socialists Martin Booth 362 0.7. N/A

Independent Old Holborn[n 2] 145 0.3. N/A

Majority 6,792 13.5
Turnout 50,130 65.0 +6.1

Liberal Democrat hold Swing −7.0


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