Queen Edith’s City Council Election 2014 Guide

An Unofficial, Independent Guide For Residents

What is this election for?

The election on Thursday 22 May 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.

You can find out about what the City Council does here. You can find out how to vote here.

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.

The Queen Edith’s Councillor currently holding the position which is up for election is Jean Swanson (Liberal Democrat).
Jean Swanson is not re-standing for election.
The two Councillors from Queen Edith’s ward whose terms of office are not up for election this year are:
Sue Birtles (Labour)
George Pippas (Liberal Democrat).
Previous election results are listed at the foot of this page.

The Four Candidates in Queen Edith’s

Previous Election Results in Queen Edith’s

2013 (County Council)

Amanda TaylorLiberal Democrat1188 votes45%
John BeresfordLabour931 votes35%
Tom BygottConservative361 votes14%
William BirkinGreen172 votes7%


Sue BirtlesLabour108440%
Amanda TaylorLiberal Democrat96335%
Richard JeffsConservative51319%
Martin LawsonGreen1726%


George PippasLiberal Democrat131841%
Vince MarinoConservative83026%
Sue BirtlesLabour64220%
Brian WestcottGreen41613%


Jean SwansonLiberal Democrat2,12949%
Vince MarinoConservative1,22128%
Jonathan GoodacreLabour54112%
Brian WestcottGreen3348%
Carol JacksonUKIP1223%

Other Information

Cambridge City Council Politics

The 15 Councillors who are elected on 22 May, including the Councillor elected in Queen Edith’s, will join 27 Councillors on Cambridge City Council whose terms of office are not up for election this year. The existing 27 Councillors, who include Sue Birtles and George Pippas from Queen Edith’s, classify themselves as follows:
Labour: 15
Liberal Democrat: 10
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1

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.