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.
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 Taylor||Liberal Democrat||1188 votes||45%|
|John Beresford||Labour||931 votes||35%|
|Tom Bygott||Conservative||361 votes||14%|
|William Birkin||Green||172 votes||7%|
|Amanda Taylor||Liberal Democrat||963||35%|
|George Pippas||Liberal Democrat||1318||41%|
|Jean Swanson||Liberal Democrat||2,129||49%|
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:
Liberal Democrat: 10
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.