King's Hedges is the Northeastern most ward in the city, bordering the Science Park, Regional College and Guided Busway.
On Tuesday 4th July there was a City Council by election in King’s Hedges due to the resignation of Labour Cllr and City Council Deputy Leader Alex Collis - just days after being re-elected. Since resigning she has slated Labour as “having lost its way” and “not listening.”
Liberal Democrat campaigner Jamie Dalzell was the Lib Dem candidate in the by-election.
While disappointed to miss out on the opportunity to represent King’s Hedges as a city councillor, Jamie achieved a lot:
• The largest increase in vote share of any party standing.
• The only party to receive more total votes in the by-election than in the May election, despite the decrease in turnout.
• All this from a standing start in an unexpected by-election straight after the locals in May.
Jamie is passionate about this area, and will continue to fight tirelessly to get a fair deal for North Cambridge.
Jamie lives locally, right in the heart of King’s Hedges. He is well-known for stepping up and taking action to get things done for local people - whether as a volunteer at Arbury Carnival or securing much-needed public open space in the North East Cambridge development. Jamie is all about action, not just empty words.
He is an experienced former Councillor with a track record of fighting for North Cambridge, standing up for council tenants and protecting our open spaces. He has the skills and experience to hit the ground running and deliver for King’s Hedges.
Jamie believes our community is ignored and taken for granted too often. He is a passionate supporter of community engagement and wants local people’s views to be listened to on the issues that matter most - such as Milton Road and the Congestion Charge.