Councillor Amanda Taylor

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It appears that Labour/ Conservative proposals to fine drivers using key roads in and out of Cambridge in peak hours may be for the scrap heap, or at least the City Deal chair, Labour councillor Lewis Herbert, has declared them ‘unviable’. It’s excellent that the huge volume of objections appears to have forced the Cambridge […]

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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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Budgens new SMOOTH forecourt

by Amanda Taylor on 21 August, 2014

Many of us do our shopping at Budgens at Adkin’s Corner, just outside the Queen Edith’s ward. While the supermarket itself is modern and pleasant to shop in, its car park is full of monster potholes and hard to traverse. When it rained, the potholes fill up and the area resembles Venice gone grey. As […]

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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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Cambridge city councillors will determine six planning applications on 19th November – half of them for sites in Queen Edith’s and the other half for Trumpington. If you want to speak on the applications or listen to the debate, you will need to go into town, as they are being heard not locally at the […]

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The first time I ever attended a council meeting (1970s, Labour-run Leeds Town Hall), the radio and papers took a keen interest in municipal goings-on, to the extent that they would even visit councillors at home to interview them. When I became a councillor myself in Cambridge in the 1990s, the press had their own […]

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Labour cap on shared houses

by Amanda Taylor on 15 April, 2012

The latest motion to appear from the Cambridge Labour Group alarms me greatly. They are raising concerns about shared houses, and call for a report on limiting the number of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). Labour wants to widen the HMO term to include homes with lodgers as well as shared houses of young single people (though whether […]

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