Putting Communities First
SE CAMBRIDGESHIRE SPECIAL ISSUE JAN 2021
Communities come together for Covid support
It’s a very tough time at the moment. One of the great things is how our
local communities have come together to take care of one another. Our
villagers have formed support groups⎯looking out for their neighbours.
Labour members have been busy volunteering for local
Covid support groups throughout. It’s great that we now
have a vaccine against this terrible disease. When Labour
leader, Keir Starmer, called on Labour members to
volunteer with the NHS to speed up distribution, again our
local team leapt into action.
Tim Andrews, Labour candidate in Fulbourn, put his hand
up to help. Tim said “I’ve been accepted as a Steward
Volunteer. I will be helping out at the vaccination centres,
and NHS non-clinical support such as signposting or
check in support. I’m looking forward to my first shift and
doing my little bit to help put an end to this misery”.
lobbied for funds to
buy laptops for
1000 VOICES FOR
James Bull, candidate
in Milton &
launched a petition to
put pressure on
Under threat: your say in all our futures
The Conservative Government wants to take away your right to comment on individual planning
applications. This will cut local democracy, reduce affordable housing and damage the countryside.
Local residents tell us that they worry about housing for their families and for key workers. And there are
growing fears about our views being ignored.
We’re seeing more examples of developers trying to excuse
themselves from building affordable housing. They say they won’t
make enough profit otherwise.
It doesn’t have to be like this. Labour-run Cambridge City Council
has shown that things can be different. They obtained £70m of
Government money to build 500 new, green homes for social rent.
As our country recovers and rebuilds after Covid then community
needs must be at the heart of decision making.
New housing must be in line
with community needs
We need a new Mayor to bring hope
and to change our future
My name is Dr Nik Johnson. I’m delighted to be Labour’s Candidate
for the 2021 Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayoral Election.
I’m a NHS Children’s Doctor and a District Councillor. I live and work
at the heart of our community. I'm totally passionate about public
service. That’s why I put the three Cs of Compassion,
Co-operation and Community at the centre of everything I do.
It’s been a tough time and things aren’t getting any easier. We’re
enduring the Covid crisis and we’re working through the
uncertainties of Brexit.
Nik Johnson. Compassion
My three Cs vision will make the difference across our region. Every
area matters to me. Our wide open fens, our busy cities, our market
towns and our smallest villages. I want to deliver my vision and that’s
why I want to be your directly elected mayor.
Nicky Massey for Police & Crime Commissioner
Nicky is a Lead Cambridge Councillor on Community Safety and is on our Police and Crime Panel.
I’m a mother, a survivor of domestic abuse, a campaigner. And a
track record of getting things done! I want to enact real change,
and I will bring communities and residents back into the role of
working together with our Police force. My priorities are:
Police numbers back up to full strength
Empower victims of any kind of abuse to report it and know
that they will be properly supported.
Enable more people to report all the types of domestic abuse.
Focus on the real causes of youth violence and knife crime.
Turn around the 13% increase in knife crime locally.
Investigate “high” crime areas and work together to help make
them happier and safer places to be.
Proper funding for Community Safety Partnerships.
Stamping out hate crime through better community cohesion.
Nicky Massey. I will be the voice of
the community in policing
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