Cllr Meftah, shown here (right) being congratulated by County Council leader Nick Clarke, has lived in Trumpington for many years, and runs the Cantab Millenium computer business on Mill Road. He came to England from Iran in 1980. Several years ago his life story was recorded by a local art project.
The Conservatives success, combined with Labour gains, ends the Lib Dems’ 12-year majority on the City Council and reduces them to holding exactly half the seats.
Cllr Meftah was congratulated by Cambridge Conservatives Chairman Linda Yeatman. “It was a carefully planned and well run campaign. Shapour was out house to house calling on Saturdays and night after night, we had a steady stream of helpers from across the city coming out with us.“
“Shapour was tirelessly good-natured throughout, and shook many hands on doorsteps and left a smile on the faces of the people he talked to.“