Conservative and Liberal Democrat to face off in only two candidates to make it to second voting round

Two candidates have made it through to the second round of voting in the race to become the first Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Friday, 5th May 2017, 4:05 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:55 pm
As the tense vote counting goes on inside, the candidates put their political differences aside to have an impromtu picnic on the grass outside

Only Conservative James Palmer and Liberal Democrat Rod Cantrill remain after the first preference votes have been counted - Labour, UKIP, the Green Party, English Democrats and Independent Peter Dawe all having been eliminated.

The second preference votes will now be counted to decide which of the remaining two candidates is made Mayor.

The combined first round results for all wards in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayoral Election 2017:

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James Palmer - Conservative - 76,064

Rod Cantrill - Liberal Democrat - 47,026

Kevin Price - Labour - 37,297

Paul Bullen - UKIP - 15,931

Julie Howell - Green Party - 12,628

Peter Dawe - Independent - 9,176

Stephen Goldspink - English Democrat - 2,256