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What lessons can Mayor Dr Nik Johnson take from his predecessor’s record?

New Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Dr Nik Johnson, pictured with the Labour candidate for Police & Crime Commissioner 2021, Ms Nicky Massey. Photo: Keith Heppell Editor John Elworthy of the Cambs Times reminded us of the first 100 days of Mr Palmer’s record. As the first ‘Metro Mayor’ for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, Mr PalmerContinue reading “What lessons can Mayor Dr Nik Johnson take from his predecessor’s record?”

The broadcast media narrative of the crumbling ‘red wall’ has missed the rise of The Greens, & Co-operative Metro Mayors

As a result, there are too many holes in their analysis of what’s going on – which bodes ill for our democratic institutions & structures – which need overhauling & strengthening anyway I dare say that most people don’t really know much about the Co-op other than its convenience food stores that seem to beContinue reading “The broadcast media narrative of the crumbling ‘red wall’ has missed the rise of The Greens, & Co-operative Metro Mayors”

Political earthquake shakes Cambridgeshire to its core

Map Image – Cambridgeshire County Council The Cambridgeshire Conservatives are sent reeling from their loss of political control of Cambridgeshire County Council, and the defeat of Mayor James Palmer to Labour’s Dr Nik Johnson – and almost lost the election for the next Police and Crime Commissioner. I refrained from publicly backing any specific candidatesContinue reading “Political earthquake shakes Cambridgeshire to its core”