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Green Party makes pitch for your vote at Cambridge City Council elections 2019

By Cllr Oscar Gillespie - Cambridge City Council

Oscar Gillespie Picture: Keith Heppell. (9224722)
Oscar Gillespie Picture: Keith Heppell. (9224722)

The Cambridge Green Party is standing a full-slate of candidates. They are standing on platform to deliver:

  • Affordable and convenient Green transport: The Cambridge Green Party will seek to reduce the necessity for car journeys by investing available funds into effective public transport projects. We recognise the need for affordable alternatives that are convenient. In particular, we want to see free travel for children.
  • Strong action to tackle the biodiversity emergency: With the UK facing a biodiversity emergency, the Cambridge Green Party will seek to preserve and increase public green spaces and trees, as well as planting wildflowers on suitable verges and roundabouts across the city. This will be implemented alongside a phasing out of pesticides and herbicides.
  • Green developments for the local community: With so many developments all across the city, the Green Party is concerned with the level of scrutiny during the planning stages. Green councillors will provide proper scrutiny to ensure developments are environmentally-friendly and benefit the community. When developers fail to deliver on promises made in the planning stages, we shall demand accountability.
  • Carbon-neutral Cambridge by 2030: The city council’s climate emergency declaration is not enough; it must be followed by meaningful action.

16 city council seats to be elected

Voters will go to the polls on Thursday, May 2 to elect candidates to 16 of the 42 Cambridge City Council seats.

The council, which is responsible for services including planning, housing, cultural events, car parks, bin collections and environmental health, is currently under Labour control. The Liberal Democrats, which has previously run the authority, will be hoping to make gains, as will the Green party. The Conservatives are fielding candidates too, and UKIP is contesting some wards. One Independent candidate, Sam Davies, will stand in Queen Edith’s (visit sam4qe.com).

In Trumpington, there are two candidates to be elected, due to the resignation of Donald Adey, following his move to Scotland. A by-election is also being held in the Trumpington division of Cambridgeshire County Council, following his resignation from that seat too.

Read all the party pitches for your vote at Cambridge City Council local elections 2019

Conservative pitch

Green Party pitch

Labour pitch

Liberal Democrats' pitch

UKIP pitch

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