Ex-councillor Tom Hunt has resigned his seat in Ely South to become a highly paid “political advisor” to Mayor James Palmer (previously Tory leader of East Cambs District Council). This means a by-election in Ely South on Thursday 7th September. Labour's candidate is Rebecca Denness.
The mood in Ely is changing. Local people have realised that austerity simply doesn't work for the majority of ordinary people. The services we rely on for our quality of life have been cut and are being cut again. The workers we rely on, the police, fire-fighters, nurses, teachers and council workers, have their wages capped at just 1%. Whilst the Conservatives on East Cambridgeshire District Council have voted themselves a huge 24% increase in their allowances.
Rebecca says "I live in West Fen Road with my family. My sons attend Ely St John’s School and Ely College. Previously I worked for the Department for Education and I am presently retraining to work in psychology.
"Education is my passion and I am concerned about the underfunding of our schools. I will use my position as councillor for Ely-South to lobby for fairer funding.
"Traffic congestion and parking in Ely is a problem the Council ignores. Our councillors have become complacent. The Tories
hold all the seats and just take the voters for granted."
Ely South needs a strong voice on the council, it’s time for a change.
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Read Becca's campaign leaflet here
Rebecca and her team are calling on every household in Ely South. Our election blog highlights the issues being raised and Rebecca's response.