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Shapour Meftah is Cambridge’s new Conservative Councillor

Conservative Shapour Meftah has won a seat on the City Council, beating the incumbent Lib Dem councillor by 723 votes to 644. Cllr Meftah, shown here (right) being congratulated by County Council leader Nick Clarke, has lived in Trumpington for … Continue reading

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Memories of a Cambridge Election

A year ago, the country was preparing for the general election. I had been chosen as Cambridge’s Conservative candidate at a public meeting in 2009 and the following months were a whirlwind of activity. Along with a team of dedicated … Continue reading

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High stakes in Thursday’s Coleridge by-election

Voters in Coleridge ward go to the polls on Thursday. The choice is between the Conservatives’ Andy Bower, who has been working hard for local people for several years, and a Labour candidate who is a short-term student in the … Continue reading

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Remember, Remember the FOURTH of November

I was genuinely sad when Chris Howell chose to stand down as one of our city’s councillors in order to focus on his career (though I fully understand his decision).

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How is Julian Huppert doing?

The Cambridge News recently ran an assessment of Julian Huppert’s first few months as our MP. It was written by Nick Hillman, the Conservative candidate and runner-up in the general election, and is reprinted in its full form below.

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Conservatism alive and well in Cambridge

Published this morning in the Cambridge News: Reports of the death of Conservatism in the City have been greatly exaggerated (Feature, September 18). Cambridge is naturally conservative, and returned a Conservative MP at every General Election from 1950 to 1990.

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Andy Bower Selected for Coleridge by-election

Local Conservatives have selected me to defend the Coleridge by-election on 4 November. I have stood in Coleridge at the last two local elections, coming a close second on both occasions. I will be putting the case for a Conservative … Continue reading

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