Having been elected in 2021 for a three-year term, I’m not on the ballot paper for this week’s Cambridge City Council election. But I thought that now was a good time to reflect on how the last year has gone, and to explain a bit about how I understand my role. There’s a lot I haven’t been able to cover in this video, both in terms of achievements to date and the challenges which have yet to be resolved. But I hope that you find it informative, interesting and – above all – honest. Thank you to everyone who has been in touch over the last year.
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Thank you Sam for all your hard work during the last year. You have more than fulfilled expectations and in fact are a model for what we hope for in a local councillor. You are both conscientious and imaginative, looking at the big picture as well as individual concerns. I admire the way that you calmly, logically and persistently navigate your way through the different sections of the political bureaucracy. Protecting the common good from over-eager commercial interests is one of the most important things you do. How you find the energy for all this is quite amazing. Please continue!
Hear hear Thelma.
Things get done in an efficient no stress way. Such a refreshing change for the local area.
Don’t ever move Sam!
Thanks for all you do for the ward, Sam, and for keeping us up-to-date. It’s clear you put a lot of work into it and that you take your job seriously. Here’s to the next two years!!
Thank you for that, I think you have probably exceeded most expectations and have certainly shone light on the mind-boggling intricacies of the workings of the council. I also admire how well you play down your frustrations with the shear bone-headedness of some of the departments you have to deal with, particularly with regard to the pedestrian/cycle access from GB1 and the Nightingale Pavillion. Being merely ‘The man on the Addenbrookes omnibus’ I cannot for the life of me see in whose interests it is, to keep kicking these two particular cans down the road. The cynic in me says “Follow the money” because there surely cannot be any practical objections.
Pity there are no other independents standing this time around, ‘cos I sure don’t fancy either of the two main lot.
Thank you Sam….keep up the good work!
Thanks Sam, great work, we definitely made the right choice, in nearly 50 years of living here this the first time I really feel involved in my community and that someone is there for us, fantastic job.