An Unofficial, Independent Guide For Residents
What is this election for?
The Byelection on Thursday 13th November 2014 is for a Councillor to represent the residents of Queen Edith’s ward on Cambridge City Council.
There are four candidates. The voting system is “first past the post” – voters choose one candidate, and the candidate with the most votes wins.
Queen Edith’s Ward
Queen Edith’s ward is the area on the south side of Cambridge centred around Hills Road and Queen Edith’s Way. It is one of 14 wards in Cambridge. The ward has three City Councillors. One Councillor is elected in each election year, to serve for four years. If a councillor resigns mid-term, as has happened in this case, a byelection is held to fill the post.
The Queen Edith’s Councillor who has resigned is Sue Birtles (Labour).
The two Councillors from Queen Edith’s ward whose terms of office are not up for election are:
Tim Moore (Liberal Democrat)
George Pippas (Liberal Democrat).
Recent election history for the ward is shown further down on this page.
The Candidates in Queen Edith’s
Previous Election Results in Queen Edith’s
(with number of votes cast)
|Tim Moore||Liberal Democrat||1362||43%|
|John Beresford||Labour and Co-operative||951||30%|
May 2013 (County Council)
|Amanda Taylor||Liberal Democrat||1188||45%|
|John Beresford||Labour and Co-operative||931||35%|
|Amanda Taylor||Liberal Democrat||963||35%|
|George Pippas||Liberal Democrat||1318||41%|
Cambridge City Council Politics
The Councillor who is elected in this byelection will join 41 other Councillors on Cambridge City Council. These Councillors, who include Tim Moore and George Pippas from Queen Edith’s, classify themselves as follows:
Labour/Labour & Co-operative: 24
Liberal Democrat: 14
About This Web Page
This web page was created by Queen Edith’s resident Chris Rand as a service to other voters in the ward, and as an example of what many people believe the Council itself should be offering, city-wide (perhaps in printed form too). If you agree and get a chance to lobby your local Councillor about getting this information provided, please do so.
Map linked to at the top courtesy of Richard Taylor.