James Bull has lived in Waterbeach nearly all his life. Labour chose him for his experience working in local Government and his commitment to the community.
I have deep roots in the area. I was brought up here – I went to Milton Primary and my parents ran a village shop in Waterbeach. I love living here with my own family now and being part of the community. I’m active in the local Covid Mutual Aid group that I helped set up.
I work for UNISON in London – our mission is fairness for public sector workers. For the past year, I’ve been working from home. This has freed up time for thinking about life after Covid, as well as simple pleasures such as walking our dog.
My top priorities for the County are integrated, sustainable transport and how we recover locally from the pandemic. The new town at Waterbeach Barracks must offer a choice for walkers, cyclists, bus users and drivers. We need to make it easy to go green. Covid-19 has huge health and economic impact. Tory and Lib Dem cuts won’t drive growth. To recover we need to protect local services such as Children’s Services and Adult Social Care. We need a proper plan and we must invest in our local economy.
I spent 14 years working for Cambridge City Council which made me appreciate what a good Councillor can achieve. I learned from the inside how local Government works. I now want to use that experience to make the County Council work for Waterbeach and Milton residents.