Update 12th May, 2017
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayoral Elections, 4th May, 2017 – A Big Thank You
Thanks to your support, the Liberal Democrat candidate in the Mayoral election, Rod Cantrill, was the clear, and only, challenger to the Conservatives in the competition. Rod gained 26% of the vote in the first round and that increased to 43% after the second round! All other parties polled less than 9% in the first round.
We would like to thank Rod and his team for the hard work that they put into the campaign, and say thank you to the thousands of people who voted Liberal Democrat.
So, what might this result mean for the General Election vote in Huntingdonshire on 8th June? Well, it certainly reflects the strong showing of support that the Liberal Democrats received in the county council elections, where our vote increased by 11%. The Liberal Democrats are, clearly, the main challengers to the Conservatives. Our policies appeal to both “One Nation” Tories, many Labour voters and the Greens, which mean that we have a fantastic opportunity to push the Conservatives really hard in this seat.
Vote Liberal Democrat on 8th June. Together we will make things better!
Update 5th February, 2017
The Liberal Democrats have selected entrepreneur, father and Cambridge City councillor Rod Cantrill as our candidate for the newly created Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.
Rod, who is well known in Huntingdonshire, has lived in Cambridgeshire for over 30 years, and has a background in finance. He has run his own financial consulting business since 2003 and was first elected as a city councillor in 2004.
In June’s EU referendum, Rod was a key figure in a leading local cross-party Remain campaign working with Labour, Conservative and Green campaigners to fight for what he believed was best for our county and our country.
Commenting on his selection Rod said:
“I am so proud that Lib Dem members across the county have backed me to become the first Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
“Our area has many opportunities for growth that I am eager to exploit going forward.
“In parallel, it faces its fair share of challenges over the next few years; be it the dangers of a hard Brexit, government cuts or a lack of much-needed infrastructure.
“I believe I can use my knowledge and experience to work with residents, business leaders and politicians to move our county forward for the benefit of all.
“Like so many people I think it’s time to change how politics is done here in Cambridgeshire. The City Deal project in the south of the county shows what a disaster devolution can be when politicians push their pet projects and fail to listen to residents.
“That’s why both as a candidate and the Mayor I will make listening to residents in every corner of the county my absolute priority. It’s essential we spread wealth across the whole area and ensure everyone prospers from its economic success and growth.”
4th February, 2017
Rod who has been selected as the Lib Dem candidate to be the first Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, is determined to run a fun, engaging and winning campaign, which builds on the party’s successes of recent months.
Rod says “Both as a candidate and the Mayor I will make listening to residents in every corner of the county my absolute priority. It’s essential we spread wealth across the whole area and ensure everyone prospers from its economic success and growth.”
If you want to find out more about Rod, please visit his website. If you want to get involved to help or support you can also sign up there.