No shocks expected in NE Cambs

David BlackmoreWith a Tory majority of almost 9,000, only a voting miracle can stop North East Cambridgeshire staying blue for yet another election.David Blackmore

With a Tory majority of almost 9,000, only a voting miracle can stop North East Cambridgeshire staying blue for yet another election.

But with Malcolm Moss stepping down as Conservative MP after 23 years, other candidates believe that today could see a change - or at the very least the gap closed.

Liberal Democrat candidate Lorna Spenceley said: 'It has been very positive to see such a good turn out. I have also seen a lot of first time voters coming along and giving me good responses.

'I don't go into anything half-heartedly and the polls are looking good. The surge in the opinion polls recently has given me rise to be optimistic.'


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She put the rise of youngsters descending on polling stations to the recent TV debates and the 'uncertain' outcome of this election.

Labour has finished runner-up to the Conservatives in this constituency over the last three General Elections so Labour candidate Peter Roberts must hope to maintain this position and try to close the gap but that looks unlikely.

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There are also three other candidates hoping to shake things up and have an affect on tonight's result.

Robin Lee Talbot and Susan Clapp are the candidates for UKIP and BNP respectively and Debra Jordan stands independent from any party.

A look at the sums suggests these three could have an impact on the result.

UKIP's candidate for the 2005 General Election, Len Baynes, collected 2,723 votes so if Mr Talbot can increase this number and the other two pick up some votes as well, it could make for a bit of entertainment this evening.

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