Connor Morrissey for Queen Edith’s
City Candidate for Queen Edith's
We need to begin thinking seriously in addressing the issues that have emerged or been compounded by the Covid public health crisis. Should I be elected as your councillor, I want to focus on what the council can do for young people who will need support, whether that be in gaining work experience or finding employment opportunities. Young people have often been sidelined in the political conversation whether it’s on tuition fee rises or the lack of affordable housing.
The Queen Edith’s Labour team believe it’s important for young people to be active in local politics and have a seat at the table in decision making. For a dynamic group of people and some fresh thinking we hope to persuade you to place a vote for our Labour candidates in the City, County, Mayoral and Police and Crime Commissioner elections this May.
I’m standing to be your Queen Edith’s City Councillor because I have a great affinity with Cambridge and would like to do my bit on the Council. I grew-up in the city, went to Parkside Secondary School, and have worked various jobs here. I graduated from university in 2019 and am now studying for a masters in public policy.
I’m interested in problem solving and how we address issues such as climate change and reducing homelessness. I joined the Labour Party because I believe in a kinder politics and the pressing need for public services to be run by the public. The pandemic has demonstrated how the Conservative national government has neglected our public services and the role of local government. It’s quite clear that as a nation we need to push for the empowerment and increased responsibilities of local authorities, particularly in health and social care, rather than overly relying on private firms as has been the case for too long.
Despite the limited resources and limited help from national government that councils across the country face, the Labour-run City Council has been very proactive in maintaining and delivering services particularly when it comes to building of council homes. In Queen Edith’s we now have 15 homes being planned on Ventress Close. During the Covid-19 crisis the City Council has offered every rough sleeper accommodation and has invested millions in business support. I have full confidence that the Labour Council will deliver on its four pledges outlined in its manifesto.