Queen Edith’s Byelection, November 2014 – Cambridge City Council

An Unofficial, Independent Guide For Residents

Update: Please click here for the results

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.

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. 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

Rahima Ahammed

Labour Party
  • Read more: Local Party website

Andy Bower

Conservative Party
  • Read more: Candidate blog

Joel Chalfen

Green Party
  • Read more: Local Party website

Viki Sanders

Liberal Democrat Party

Previous Election Results in Queen Edith’s
(with number of votes cast)

May 2014

Tim Moore Liberal Democrat 1362 43%
John Beresford Labour and Co-operative 951 30%
Vince Marino Conservative 522 16%
Joel Chalfen Green 363 11%

May 2013 (County Council)

Amanda Taylor Liberal Democrat 1188 45%
John Beresford Labour and Co-operative 931 35%
Tom Bygott Conservative 361 14%
William Birkin Green 172 7%

May 2012

Sue Birtles Labour 1084 40%
Amanda Taylor Liberal Democrat 963 35%
Richard Jeffs Conservative 513 19%
Martin Lawson Green 172 6%

May 2011

George Pippas Liberal Democrat 1318 41%
Vince Marino Conservative 830 26%
Sue Birtles Labour 642 20%
Brian Westcott Green 416 13%

Other Information

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
Independent: 2
Conservative: 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.