PETERBOROUGH CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Restaurant owner wins in Hargate and Hempsted

The owner of Maharanis restaurant in Hampton, Mohammed Farooq, held onto the seat for the Conservatives.

Friday, 4th May 2018, 5:16 am
Updated Friday, 4th May 2018, 5:27 am
Mohammed Farooq (centre)

The Tories continue to hold all three seats in the ward.

Mr Farooq said: "I've worked in the community for a long time, but now I've reached 50 I fancied doing even more.

"The support I've received in the ward has been humbling.

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Mohammed Farooq (centre)

"I've been knocking on doors and the first thing people have been saying is 'did we order a curry!'

"I can't wait to get started. I will be doing all I can to get funding for the ward. I will work as hard as I can..

"My analogy now is 'for 20 years I've been asking people for their orders in my restaurant' and now I will be asking them for orders of a different kind!"

Result:

Alex BAILEY (Green) - 44

Mohammed FAROOQ (Conservative) - 616

Callie HARGREAVES (Labour and Co-operative) - 306

Chris WIGGIN (Liberal Democrat) - 289

Turnout - 27.7%