Cambridge Labour has topped the polls in Cambridge, maintaining its 8-year leadership of the City Council since 2014. Of the 16 seats available, it secured 12 seats today, increasing its total number of seats held to 29, representing a record-breaking increase, from its previous record of 27 seats secured last year.
Labour Leader, Cllr Anna Smith commented:
“We are absolutely thrilled to have received such clear support from our residents across the city, with our record-breaking win today, giving us a strong mandate to continue delivering our vision of ‘One Cambridge, fair for All’. Since 2014, Cambridge Labour has consistently delivered for residents on our 4 pledges, including our ambitious council house building programme, our important work combatting the climate emergency and fighting poverty and inequality in the face of Tory cuts.”
“We are proud of the positive campaign we ran during this election and also the consistent work we do year around supporting residents. Today’s emphatic win, which includes gaining seats in Newnham and East and West Chesterton, demonstrates the strength of support we have from residents, to continue our work. We shall continue delivering for residents, including our important work addressing the climate crisis which saw us ranked this year amongst the top 10% of local authorities nationally for our climate actions. We will also be prioritising our work reducing inequality despite significant Tory cuts. We realise there will be difficult times ahead for all of us, due to the cost-of-living crisis and we intend to be tireless in working hard for our residents in supporting those who are struggling. Thank you to everyone who voted for us and placed their trust in us to continue leading our Labour led council.”