Tag Archives: Election 2010

Where Parliamentary Candidates in Cambridge Disagree With Their Parties

Cambridge No2ID, Amnesty International Cambridge and Cambridge Oxfam Group hustings held on the 22nd of April 2010 At the Cambridge No2ID, Amnesty International Cambridge and Cambridge Oxfam Group hustings held on the 22nd of April 2010 Cambridge’s candidates were asked where they disagree with their parties. They responded saying: Tony Juniper – Green Mr Juniper [...]

The West Cambridge Sports Centre – A Key Issue for Student Voters in City Council Elections

Artist’s impression of how the west Cambridge sports centre could look. On the 25th of March 2010 Cambridge City Council’s Community Services Scrutiny Committee discussed “Open Space and Recreation Projects” which could be funded by contributions made by developers in lieu of providing sufficient facilities when building in the city. During this discussion Labour opposition [...]

Cambridge Hustings Events in Advance of the May 2010 Elections

Hustings at Clare College. Left to right: Martin Booth, Cambridge Socialists; Daniel Zeichner, Labour; Julian Huppert, Liberal Democrats; Tony Juniper, Green Party; Nick Hillman, Conservatives. In Cambridge we are lucky that there are a large number of hustings events at which it is possible to hear from our parliamentary candidates in person. The below upcoming [...]

May 2010 General Election Cambridge

Over the weekend I went down to the river in Cambridge and made a video in which I talk about my views about the upcoming general election. I’ve listened to what the candidates from the main parties are saying and I’m not convinced that I should be voting for any of them. Very few people [...]

Cambridge Cycling Campaign Hustings – Blanket 20 MPH Limit for Residential Streets

The Cambridge Cycling Campaign ran a parliamentary hustings event on the 6th of April 2010. One of key points discussed was 20 MPH speed limits in residential areas. Within Cambridge this is a matter which results in lots of passionate debate on both sides. Many members of ruling Liberal Democrat group on the City Council have [...]

Tuition Fees – General Election Spring 2010 – Cambridge

Tuition fees were thought to be a key factor during the last general election in Cambridge. The next parliament may well take key decisions on the subject so I think it is an area where it is important the candidate’s views are clear. I am publishing videos outlining my own views, as well as the [...]

Castle County Councillor Belinda Brooks-Gordon Standing For Parliament in Haverhill

A few days ago I noticed that Belinda Brooks-Gordon, the Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Castle Ward in Cambridge, had blocked me from following her on Twitter. This piqued my interest so I made sure I monitored her public twitter feed carefully. On Friday she posted a tweet saying she was in Haverhill and I [...]

Democracy Club – Bringing Openness and Accountability to Elections

A meet-up of those interested in reinvigorating democracy and making the next election the most open and transparent ever is being held on Thursday the 25th of February from 19.30 in B-Bar, Market Passage, Cambridge. The Cambridge event, which is for those living in the surrounding region as well as city residents, is one of [...]

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 [...]

Labour Daniel Zeichner – A Vision for Cambridge in 2020

On Wednesday the 10th of February 2010 Cambridge’s Parliamentary Candidates from the Labour, Green, Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties debated their “vision for Cambridge in 2020″ at an event hosted by the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership at B-Bar on Market Passage. Each candidate from the main parties outlined their vision for Cambridge [...]