Petersfield councillors
Petersfield councillors

Cambridge Labour nominates Kelley Green to fight Petersfield by-election.

Cambridge Labour has announced Kelley Green as their candidate for the Cambridge City Council by-election in Petersfield, which takes place on 13th September. The by-election was called after a decision by a local ward councillor to step down.

Kelley has 20 years’ experience working in local government, as a Landscape Architect and Town Planner and was the project manager for Jubilee Gardens beside the river in Ely. She is a passionate equalities campaigner and was an active Trades Council member in East London where she worked for four years delivering regeneration projects.

In Cambridge she has campaigned for better community facilities, bus services and NHS facilities. Her partner of 25 years is a scientist working at Addenbrooke’s and they both grew up in Cambridge. In her professional life, she now runs a small business called Cambridge Farmers Outlet.

Kelley says, “I’m so happy to be part of the fantastic Labour team that represents residents across the city. I would be proud to have the opportunity to represent the residents of Petersfield. My small business is just opposite the Catholic Church on Hills Road, which brings me in contact with Petersfield residents on a daily basis and keeps me in touch with grassroots issues.

If elected, I look forward to working with the other ward councillors who work hard year-round, dealing with local issues from traffic and pollution to maintaining and improving our green spaces.”

There are some really exciting developments happening in the ward such as new council housing at Mill Road Depot site, and the Chisholm trail. With my local planning experience, I want to make sure that these developments work for the residents of Petersfield, and for the city.”

Cambridge is increasingly a divided city with poverty and affluence existing side by side and I am passionate on making this city fairer for all. If elected, I will build on the hard work that Cambridge Labour has done over the past few years to address this issue.”

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