Councillor Amanda Taylor

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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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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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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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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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Bears, benches and books

by Amanda Taylor on 6 June, 2013

Rock Road Library is looking set to be a bit of a bear garden this Saturday. First off, there’s the regular Rhyme Time and Story Time sessions for young children. These events are run by two lively and inspiring storytellers, Judith and Judy. The number of children grows every time: what more can I say? […]

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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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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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On 5th May we have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to change the way we elect our MPs. Today’s Unfair System Under the present ‘first-past-the-post’ (FPTP) system, most MPs get elected even though they are not supported by half of the voters in their constituencies. Under FPTP, Labour won the General Election in 2005 with the support […]

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