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What impact will Heidi Allen MP have on her neighbouring constituency, Cambridge City?

Summary Some thoughts on the potential impact of a new, highly-motivated MP for South Cambridgeshire who represents one of Cambridge City’s wards – Queen Edith’s. Me and Chris Rand, a community blogger in Queen Edith’s ward interviewed Heidi Allen MP … Continue reading

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How Cambridge Labour councillors on Twitter can help new MP Daniel Zeichner

Summary Some thoughts on new Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner’s way of working. Mr Zeichner posted the following tweets: Ok folks. For proper responses to serious questions email me at daniel@cambridgelabour.org.uk But do bear with me while we get set up! — … Continue reading

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Daniel Zeichner becomes Cambridge MP by 600 votes over Julian Huppert.

Summary Delighted for Daniel, gutted for Julian. The 2015 result is here The 2010 result is here I’ve posted a few tweets having found out the results. I ran out of mental health spoons so didn’t make it to the … Continue reading

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It’s the students & young people that are making this election campaign interesting

Summary The mainstream party operations have delivered us nothing but a yawn-fest. So it’s great to see students and young people bypassing the sterile zones around big name politicians and taking seizing their destiny with their own hands. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Now that the public debates are over…into the final week of campaigning

In Cambridge we had the best part of 30 hustings and public debates in the run up to the 2015 general election. That’s not counting the events for the constituencies of South Cambridgeshire and South-East Cambridgeshire. I’ve been to many … Continue reading

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Will the 2015 general election mark a low point in national politics?

Summary Pondering on the wider national campaigns – and the woefully poor mainstream media coverage Because what else is there to do at 2am than write a politics blogpost and drink port to slay the insomnia demons? I was at … Continue reading

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Filming the Cambridge 2015 elections

Summary Observations so far For those of you outside of Cambridge, this 20-minute exchange on BBC-East covers a general exchange between the five party candidates. I am also adding videos from the election campaign to my Cambridge general election 2015 playlist … Continue reading

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And…they’re off! The race to get elected begins!

Summary Let’s not forget that in Cambridgeshire, we have local council elections too! The candidates have been announced: Cambridge City South Cambridgeshire East Cambridgeshire Fenland Huntingdonshire And….the lack of consistency across the election pages is farcical. As is the lack … Continue reading

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Making a film about the general election campaigns in Cambridge – want to get involved?

Summary Can we crowd-source support for a documentary on the Cambridge election campaigns?  I was discussing this idea earlier this week with Claire Meade, having pondered what to do with the increasing amounts of video footage I’m collecting during this … Continue reading

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The Dowsing Sound Collective’s Christmas Cocktail – a cracker!

Summary A view from the stage Click here for the official video of the gig. This time last year Puffles got an invitation to see the Dowsing Sound Collective at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Jenny, it’s all your fault! So…where dragon … Continue reading

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