Counting begins for Cambridge City Council's 2024 local election

Cambridge City Council results are expected to be declared at 5pm
Cambridge City Council results are expected to be declared at 5pm -Credit:Yui Mok/PA Wire

Those who headed to the polls to cast their vote on who should represent them at Cambridge City Council yesterday are awaiting the results today (Friday, May 3). Out of 42 seats, 14 were up for election, and counting is set to be finished by 5pm.

Polling stations were open between 7am and 10pm on Thursday. For the first hour of voting, the station at Milton Road Library was set up in the back of a car, due to difficulties with getting into the building.

Cambridge City Council said at approximately 9am yesterday: "Our elections staff are doing a fantastic job today coordinating the local elections at 39 different locations across the city.

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"At one of our polling stations this morning (Milton Road Library) there was a problem with door codes and contacting keyholders, so our staff showed great initiative and used one of their own cars as a temporary polling station for the first voters arriving after 7am! As of 8am, the polling station at Milton Road Library was open and fully operational."

Cambridge City Council is responsible for providing a number of services including collecting waste, running leisure facilities, providing council housing, and making planning decisions. The local elections in Cambridgeshire also included Peterborough City Council elections and the election of the next Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).