UKIP’s Burkinshaw on Cambridge Transport

At a local election hustings in North Cambridge organised by local residents associations to discuss transport matters UKIP candidate Peter Burkinshaw appeared to be having some fun challenging views which have become accepted by those running our society. Here are some of Mr Burkinshaw’s contributions: Peter Burkinshaw (UKIP) : On the whole cars which burn [...]

Cambridge MP Candidates on Edward Snowden

At a hustings event in Cambridge organised by Amnesty International I asked those candidates present for their views on Edward Snowden. My question Should the UK offer Edward Snowden Asylum A medal A fair trial? Julian Huppert I think he should be offered asylum. I think it was an astonishing thing that he did. It [...]

Cambridge City Council Consultation Consultation

Cambridge City Council Consultation Consultation On April Fools Day Cambridge City Council launched a Consultation on Consultation. As it was announced at a few minutes past midday it appears not to be a joke. The proposed code of practice on consultation and community engagement contains the following statement prominently positioned at the start of the [...]

Richard Taylor – A Vision for Cambridge in 2020

My Vision of Cambridge in 2020 For anyone considering what Cambridge will look like in a decade’s time the city’s fringes, currently designated as development sites, have to be prime consideration. We’ve seen development in the North at Arbury Park building on other sites round the city is getting ever closer; though the fate of [...]

Nick Hillman Selected as Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Cambridge

On the morning of the 12th of December 2009 I attended the Cambridge Conservative “caucus” which selected Nick Hillman as the Prospective Conservative Party Candidate for Cambridge in the next general election. The meeting was open to any resident of Cambridge who had registered to attend. Six candidates had been short-listed for the position and [...]

Cambridge Parliamentary Hustings Focusing on Growth

Top: Richard Normington, Daniel Zeichner. Bottom: Tony Juniper, Ian Nimmo-Smith. On the evening of Friday the 23rd of October I attended a hustings for prospective Cambridge Parliamentary Candidates run by the Federation of Cambridge Residents Associations with the cooperation of Cambridge Past Present and Future. The event focused on the subject of planned growth, particularly [...]

Giving Evidence to the Cambridgeshire Transport Commission

Cambridgeshire Transport Commissioners Brian Briscoe and Tony Travers heard from the police, academics, and city residents at a session on the 25th of June 2009. On the 25th of June 2009 the Cambridgeshire Transport Commission held an evidence gathering session in the University Centre. I was one of a number of Cambridge residents asked, on [...]

Cambridgeshire County Council – Party Leaders on the Congestion Charge

On the 2nd of June 2009 the Andie Harper show on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire interviewed the leaders of the three main parties currently making up Cambridgeshire County Council. I submitted a question, which was put to the councillors: Conservatives in the City of Cambridge are opposed to the Congestion Charge, however Conservatives ruling the County [...]