"I'm still in charge, and have the support of at least 2 new councillors..."
CON WIN Eye and Thorney
CON HOLD Orton Waterville
CON HOLD Orton with Hampton
LAB WIN Park Ward
CON HOLD holds Fletton and Woodston
LIB HOLD Dogsthorpe
UKIP WIN Bretton North
LIB DEM HOLD Werrington North
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The weather was a little kinder after 5pm, leaving just five hours for voters to cast their votes. Dozens of candidates were doing the rounds of Polling Stations by car and taxi to estimate the early turnout.
Cambridgeshire Police had its entire fleet of CCTV vans and police officers at key polling stations, to prevent incidents of voter intimidation as Peterborough was one of 16 locations identified by the Electoral Commission as being of concern. Special squads from the Returning Officers election staff together with police officers were manning helplines.
The Electoral staff have over the last few weeks been carefully examining each and every postal and/or proxy votes cast; to ensure Election fraud and any attempt to influence or hassle individual voters was detected.
Early exit polls suggest the voting numbers are slightly up, and there is a marked shift in the overall voting patterns. A few familiar faces will clearly not be returning to Peterborough City Council but a host of new faces will be joining the battlelines, but still saddled with the debts run up during the previous session.
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