Tag Archives: Democracy

List of Cambridgeshire County Councillors Voting Against Publishing Their Voting Record

On the 25th of March 2014 Cambridgeshire County Councillors voted on if details of how they have voted at meetings ought be published. I obtained the voting record by filming the screens at the meeting which display the votes cast to those present and am publishing below a list of those councillors who voted against [...]

Cambridgeshire County Council – Live Streaming and Publishing Votes

In a first for me I’m going to be debated at Cambridgeshire County Council’s full council on Tuesday the 25th of March 2014. A motion submitted by East Chesterton’s Councillor Ian G Manning, on filming council meetings, asks the council to note: Local blogger Richard Taylor recently demonstrated at Cambridge City Council how easy it [...]

GPs Withhold Ambulance Service Funding Due to Lack of Plan to Improve Response Times

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group is currently withholding 2% of the money it usually pays each month to the East of England Ambulance Service. The Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is a group of local GPs and others which is responsible for buying the region’s ambulance service from the ambulance service. Withholding 2% of the [...]

Lack of Local Police Priority Setting in Huntingdonshire

Prior to Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright attending Huntingdonshire District council on the 26th of June 2013 I suggested the lack of arrangements for local police priority setting, and holding the police to account for their performance against local priorities in Huntingdonshire was an important issue that I would like to see raised. In [...]

Suggesting Police and Crime Commissioner Bright Lets Councillors Set Local Priorities

I spoke at Cambridge’s West / Central Area Committee on the 10th of January 2013 following a speech by Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright. While I didn’t manage to record myself while I was speaking I do have video of the Commissioner’s face while I was speaking which I have published along with [...]

Only 2.48 Percent of Cambridge’s Electorate Made Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright Their First Choice

Cambridgeshire’s Police & Crime Commissioner Graham Bright gained the first choice votes of only 2.48% of the electorate in Cambridge. In Cambridge, as in Peterborough, Labour’s Ed Murphy was the most popular first choice. More voters in Cambridge spoilt their papers than voted for two of the candidates. The first preference results for Cambridge were [...]

Commissioner Bright Misses First Public Police Priority Setting Meeting Following Election

A sign like this was outside Longstanton Golf Club however it was too dark to read it, never mind take a photo. On Tuesday the 20th of November 2012 I attended the Swavesey police priority setting meeting. As the first local police priority setting meeting since the election of Graham Bright as Cambridgeshire’s Police and [...]