Pam Stacey for Trumpington
County Candidate for Trumpington
I’m Pam Stacey and I’ve been a Trumpington resident living in Bishop’s Road for over 40 years and am standing as a candidate for the County seat to represent the ward.
I moved to Cambridge after doing my ‘A’ levels to work as a trainee technician in histology at the University of Cambridge, Anatomy Department. I did a day release course at what is now Anglia Ruskin to gain my qualifications in Science.
At this time, I was renting accommodation so have lived in several parts of the city until I finally could buy a property in Trumpington. Eventually I moved from the University to the Medical Research Council where my lab work was on the early diagnosis of cancer.
My garden is full of unusual plants and a wildlife haven for birds and insects. I have badger which visits most nights and if I’m lucky I get to see it looking for food. Whenever I go out, I use it as a birdwatching opportunity and was delighted when a cattle egret landed in a tree near to me when I was about to visit the Botanic Garden the other week.
I really got involved with my Union before I got involved with politics, which in those days was ASTMS which has since evolved into being Unite. We had a good structure to encourage women and this got me into being more political as we had campaigning days helping out Labour candidates throughout the region. This eventually led me to join the Labour Party. Unions look after the workers and Labour came from the Unions and has the same values. I really enjoy how come together to get things moving and work as a team helping each other and the community.
As I am a chartered biologist my main interest is always going to be the environment making life better for everyone and the planet as a whole. I am a regular user of public transport and it is essential to have a reliable service at a reasonable cost which does not damage our surroundings. We must maintain our green spaces whether it’s a grass verge or a country park and children must be educated so they value this resource.
As we know Cambridge is an unequal city. Cambridge Labour has addressed this by building new council houses and providing accommodation for rough sleepers. Green spaces are being maintained, allotments being opened and thousands of trees are being planted.
I know Trumpington, I care about its open spaces and its community, and I look forward to the opportunity to represent it if I’m elected on May 6th.