by Andy Blackhurst on 4 May, 2016
We caught up with the Liberal Democrats’ city council candidate for Trumpington, Donald Adey, to see how he intends to make Trumpington an even better place to live.
What are you most proud of during your time as a campaigner?
I’ve spent decades campaigning to improve public transport, especially rail, and played a key role in securing the new Cambridge North station. Now we need to ensure a new station at Addenbrooke’s is built to help get cars off Trumpington roads and improve our local environment.
What are you currently working on to make Trumpington even better?
Aside from the rail station, I’m working with the team to reverse the Conservative’s Park and Ride parking charge, which has left residential streets clogged up with commuter vehicles. We’re also working with residents and the local police to get better enforcement of speed limits right across Trumpington.
Complaints against the Labour Council have increased over the last year; why do you think that is?
I think the novelty has worn off. I regularly hear from conversations with residents that they feel let down by Labour. Labour are out of touch with ordinary people and don’t know the issues.
What’s the choice facing local voters in this May’s election?
Given the current make-up of the City Council, only the Lib Dems can take on Labour and win. The other parties are out of the race and a vote for them would simply let Labour maintain their stranglehold over the city. I would put Trumpington first and work tirelessly with the Lib Dem team to get a better deal for the area.Leave a comment