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Please welcome Councillor Colin McGerty!

by Amanda Taylor on 4 May, 2018

The Queen Edith’s Lib Dem Focus Team has a new councillor, Cllr Colin McGerty. In yesterday’s City Council elections, Colin polled 1,259 votes to become our new city councillor for the next four years. Here is the result: Colin McGerty, Liberal Democrat: 1259 votes (44.2%) Dan Greef, Labour: 827 votes (29.0%) Manas Deb, Conservative: 543 […]

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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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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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VIKI SANDERS FOR QUEEN EDITHS

by Amanda Taylor on 17 October, 2014

The local Liberal Democrats have chosen Addenbrooke’s nurse Viki Sanders to be our  candidate for the Queen Edith’s by-election on November 13, caused by the resignation of former Labour councillor Sue Birtles. Viki, a sister in the fracture clinic at the city’s Addenbrooke’s Hospital, served a four-year term on the council between 2007 and 2011, […]

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Queen Edith’s Labour councillor Sue Birtles resigned her city council seat last Tuesday. We do not know the reasons for her standing down after little more than two years as a councillor. If councillors resign in the spring, their successors can be elected in May at the same time as the annual council election. The timing […]

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Cambridgeshire County Council Election: THANK YOU

by Amanda Taylor on 3 May, 2013

A huge thank you to everyone who supported me and the Liberal Democrats in yesterday’s election to Cambridgeshire County Council. The result was as follows: Queen Edith’s results [electorate: 6,590, turnout: 2662 (40.24)] Candidate Party Votes % share John Frederick Beresford Labour and Co-op 931 35.1 William Birkin Green 172 6.5 Tom Bygott Conservative 361 13.6 […]

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This Thursday, 15th November 2012, will see Britain’s first ever elections for Police & Crime Commissioners to oversee our police forces. Everyone in England and Wales outside of London will vote for a Police & Crime Commissioner for their county. They will be in charge of Chief Constables, set budgets set policing priorities. Here is […]

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Big Fairtrade event at Anglia Ruskin this month

by Amanda Taylor on 1 November, 2012

Are you a Fairtrade supporter? Then come to the East of England Campaigns Day at Anglia Ruskin on 24th November. It is the first event of its kind in Cambridge and jointly hosted by Fairtrade Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin Fairtrade University and the Fairtrade Foundation. The event will offer ideas and support for developing Fairtrade City […]

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The 15th November 2012 will see Britain’s first ever elections for individuals to be in charge of our police forces. Everyone in England and Wales outside of London will go to the polls to vote for a Police & Crime Commissioner for their county. Chief Constables will answer to the new commissioners, who will set […]

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Last night, Cambridge City Council roundly defeated the Labour Party motion to cap shared housing in Cambridge. The motion followed speeches from members of the public who had come to the Guildhall to address their concerns about the motions to councillors. They expressed their disquiet at the potential shortage of accommodation which might ensure if […]

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