Amanda Taylor

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Thank you.

by admin on 9 April, 2021

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You first elected me as a Liberal Democrat councillor for Queen Edith’s nearly 27 years ago. In that time, it has been a privilege to work alongside you to support our community and our city. Thank you for putting your trust in me.

As the County Council moves to Alconbury, I’ve decided it’s time for me to step down as your County Councillor, but I am delighted that dedicated campaigner Alex Beckett will be standing in my place, alongside our city council candidates Cllr Jenny Page-Croft, Daniel Lee and Richard Eccles.

I have every confidence in this hard-working, ambitious team to continue my strong record of action for Queen Edith’s.

Below, you can see their videos presenting themselves — you can view them on YouTube, or on the Queen Edith’s Community Forum website, along with those of the other candidates.

I’m proud of my record of action for Queen Edith’s. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the last 27 years, it’s that we make a real difference not just working by ourselves but as part of a strong team.

Liberal Democrats have been at the heart of Queen Edith’s for decades. In my 26 years I have enjoyed working with my fellow Lib Dem councillors in Queen Edith’s, as well as with a few councillors from the other parties. The big things have been replacing sub-standard sheltered housing with better quality accommodation at Dunstan Court, securing improvements to our bus service and getting residents’ parking for part of our ward. But there has also been a host of smaller jobs, such as cycle racks, dropped kerbs, housing improvements and sorting out the ever-present potholes — not to mention hundreds of individual planning applications when I was on the City Council.

Coming out of lockdown, we have a real chance to change things for the better in Cambridge and across our county. In the elections on 6th May, every seat on both City and County Councils is up for grabs, as well as the posts of Mayor and Police & Crime Commissioner. This is a unique opportunity for real change.

If you have a postal vote, you will soon receive two envelopes containing your postal ballots. Please use all six of your votes to support the strong Lib Dem team who will work hard for our community.


2 Responses

  1. Pam and Simon Brook says:

    Dear Amanda
    We just want to thank you very much for all you have done for us in Queen Ediths over the past years. Your contribution has been invaluable.
    We do hope you will have a peaceful retirement.
    With our very best wishes
    Pam and Simon

    • Thank you very much for your kind words. I have enjoyed our discussions over the years. I am not really retiring — no one has said anything about a pension 😉 — but I cannot continue on the county council as it is relocating to Alconbury, which is difficult to get to for me. I shall still be involved in the campaigning side of things. Hope to see you around soon!

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