Not another election

The congratulations to Anna Smith on her election as a Romsey City Councillor are still ringing in our ears and then we find that Kilian, our LibDem County Councillor, has resigned.

This means another election in six weeks and we can hear the collective groans.

Romsey Labour must now move fast to select a candidate to run for County Councillor and support Ashley Walsh the new labour leader of the Labour Group on the County Council. Ashley tells us his mission is to:


"Lead the Labour Group on the County Council shoulder-to-shoulder with Daniel Zeichner as our Labour MP in Cambridge and Lewis Herbert as Labour Leader of Cambridge City Council. Together we will provide a firewall against the vicious austerity policies of the majority Tory government at Westminster, making Cambridge a bastion of hope and resistance against Tory rule.

“We will push the County Council to challenge the government in the interests of the people of Cambridgeshire and we will argue that the authority’s resources should be relentlessly focused on the neediest and most vulnerable in society. We will also push the County Council to help Cambridge’s economy grow and develop sustainably, using the opportunity provided by the City Deal to improve our road, cycling, and pedestrian infrastructure.

"Thanks to the strong leadership of Cllr Sales as my predecessor, we have a string of successes under our belt already. For example, we saved the Cambridgeshire Local Assistance Scheme from threats of abolition by the previous government and we have protected children and young people's services from Tory cuts especially to youth services. We will continue our record of achievement with a strong and serious approach to local government in Cambridgeshire."


Cllr Ashley Walsh: 07853 148957

20 May, 2015
THE date of the Cambridgeshire County Council by-election for the Romsey division in Cambridge has been set for Thursday 25 June.
A vacancy in the division was created following the resignation of former county councillor Killian Bourke.
If Romsey residents wish to vote in the by-election and are not already registered, they should do so by 11.59pm on Tuesday 9 June. People can register to vote online or can request a paper form from the city council by phoning 01223 457048.
Residents of the Romsey ward who are registered to vote can apply for a postal vote up until 5pm on Wednesday 10 June. Residents who would like to appoint someone else to vote on their behalf can apply to vote by proxy up until 5pm on Wednesday 17 June.
For further information on the by-election

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