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Thank you!

by Amanda Taylor on 7 May, 2017

I am delighted to have been re-elected to represent Queen Edith’s for a further four years on Cambridgeshire County Council. The votes were verified on Thursday night and counted on Friday morning, with the  result announced just before noon on Friday: Amanda Taylor, Liberal Democrat 1678 Adam Pounds, Labour 962 Manas Deb, Conservative 752 Joel […]

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Meet the Candidates: St John the Evangelist

by Amanda Taylor on 19 April, 2017

Amidst all the excitement of an impending General Election and a metro mayor election, I am working hard defending my county council seat. Elections take place on 4th May. Tomorrow night, Thursday 20th April, I shall be at St John’s Church for the Queen Edith’s Community Forum’s hustings for the county council elections, along with […]

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Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats manifesto launched

by Amanda Taylor on 31 March, 2017

The Liberal Democrats have today launched our manifesto for the forthcoming Cambridgeshire County Council and mayoral elections.

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Here is my statement to the County Council’s Economy & Environment Committee on Park & Ride parking charges: I fully support the withdrawal of the Park & Ride parking charges. They have reduced usage of the P&R sites. Not only have optimistic income predictions been proved illusory, but the bus ridership has suffered and parking […]

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Queen Edith’s to stay single!

by Amanda Taylor on 11 September, 2016

The Local Government Boundary Commission has made its final recommendations on the new county division boundaries – and Queen Edith’s is to stay as an independent division, and NOT be merged with Trumpington, despite their earlier recommendations.The new division will be larger than the current one, with  an estimated 8,342 electors compared to 7,694 now. […]

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80K Elected Mayor? No thank you!

by Amanda Taylor on 1 July, 2016

The good news: The Government is proposing to devolve some powers, giving Cambridgeshire and Peterborough control over funding for new housing, transport and other infrastructure. The bad news: in return, they are demanding we have an elected mayor. Unlike ceremonial mayors, elected mayors take executive decisions. The government’s plan is for an elected mayor to […]

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Peterborough and Cambridgeshire could come together with a joint authority and an elected mayor, under government devolution proposals. The good news is that the deal would bring more money for transport, housing and other infrastructure. The bad news, for many, is that the government demands an elected mayor. All the councils in Cambridgeshire and Peterbrough […]

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The EU referendum

by Amanda Taylor on 29 June, 2016

By now, we all know that the UK narrowly voted last week to leave the European Union. The result has opened up huge fault lines in both the economy and the body politic, which will take much time and much hard graft to resolve. It has also created a great deal of personal uncertainty and […]

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The Queen Edith’s News is out!

by Amanda Taylor on 11 March, 2016

You read it here first … local news on The Netherhall School, parking, bins, transport projects, and new voting arrangements. If you’d like to receive news bulletins on council and community matters, drop me an email at [email protected], and I’ll add you to my list.

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CLEC Inquiry: Koragate and what went so wrong

by Amanda Taylor on 9 August, 2015

The County Council is conducting an inquiry into procedural mistakes made with the Cambridge Library Enterprise Centre decision (now rescinded). The Chair of the Council’s Audit & Accounts Committee, Cllr Mike Shellens, has called for submissions from the public as well as from councillors. If you would like to contribute, please email your submission [email protected] […]

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