Breaking the Mould: Cambridge City Needs YOU!

If you love where you live, then have you ever considered helping to make our historic city even better?

Residents often complain that party politics should be kept out of local politics. Yet, it is very difficult to stand as an independent, without the support of others to help run an election campaign or get things done.

That’s why the Conservative Party in Cambridge is now seeking local residents who may never have been involved in a political party but who are interested in putting something back into their community.

We want to break the perceived political moulds and to field candidates across the city who care about their communities and who will appeal to voters across traditional party lines. So, whether you are an IT consultant or a shop manager, a teacher or university lecturer, you are self-employed or retired, you could help to improve your local area.

We are also currently in the process of selecting our Parliamentary candidate for next year’s general election. In the 2010 general election, the Conservative Party came second in Cambridge and, given the recent collapse in support for the Liberal Democrats both nationally and across the city, we are best placed to offer the residents of Cambridge a genuine alternative to what is now a Labour-led City Council. So, it is an exciting time to join the team!

Your local Council is not just responsible for collecting tax and emptying the bins. Its actions affect our everyday lives, including provision of leisure facilities, parks and open spaces, housing, planning, environmental protection, and many other important local services. Councillors also have a role helping to resolve community issues and provide community leadership.

Being a councillor is a hugely rewarding experience. You get the opportunity to help shape your local area for the better. The election campaign itself is also an exciting and memorable experience! Local councillors are people from every walk of life, so this is something anyone can do. We hope you will consider finding out more about becoming a council candidate.

If you are interested in getting involved and learning how the services in your city are run, if you want to put something back into your local community, or you are interested in public service, then this could be the opportunity you are looking for.

Please contact Sarah Carrick on 07808 047452 or e-mail
of you would like an application form to be a candidate, or if you would like more information.

Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.

Nick Clarke
Cambridge City Conservative Association

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