Cllr Sam Carling
City Councillor for West Chesterton
I’m originally from the North East of England, and moved to Cambridge to study – then fell in love with the city! I have a background in biological sciences, and have been elected to the University’s principal executive body – the University Council – where I hope to build bridges between the student and resident communities.
I’m very conscious of Cambridge’s housing problems, as a young person entering the housing market myself – it’s far too expensive for so many young people growing up in Cambridge to afford to continue living here after moving out from their parents’ home. Working to improve that, with more genuinely affordable housing, is my biggest priority. With Labour’s record of having built over 500 more council houses, and with 1000 more in the works, we are the party that will continue to deliver.
I want to see our city’s green trajectory continue and accelerate – both on the local level, reducing herbicide use and working with residents to improve our green spaces, and city wide – decarbonising our buildings as the City Council is doing to combat climate change. The sustainable developments that our Labour Council is championing will allow us to meet present needs while protecting future generations. I hope you decide to put your trust in me to deliver these ambitions as a City Councillor.