Local resident Kelley Green is the newly elected Labour Councillor for Petersfield on Cambridge City Council following yesterday’s byelection, winning with a majority of xxx.
The vote last night was
Kelley Green (Labour) – 873
Sarah Brown (Liberal Democrat) – 663
Virgil Ierubino (Green) – 171
Othman Cole (Conservative) – 115
Kelley said after the count
“I want to thank the voters of Petersfield for putting their trust in me.
“In return, I am determined to represent all the people of Petersfield to the best of my ability and am proud joining a team of Labour Petersfield Councillors with a long record of campaigning for the best deal for all parts of the ward. I’m looking forward to making a difference to the ward and my city by putting to good use my experience and expertise in public space improvement and town planning.
“Our team has had over 1000 conversations with people across Petersfield over the last month’s campaign. And we have picked up on dozens of new and existing issues to follow up, working in partnership with our local community who really care about their area. Like us, they want to improve the local environment, tackle traffic and parking and protect community facilities and local services and support for people in need despite eight years of national austerity cuts to the funding of city and county council services.”
In May 2018, the Liberal Democrats put no effort at all into the Petersfield election, despite being a ward they had two Councillors in only five years ago, including Sarah Brown. So it is no surprise to Cambridge Labour that the byelection result was a lot closer than May, but local voters once again supported Labour.