With a term of just four years, it’s important the mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough makes a “quick impression”.
The mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will need more funding from the government to deal with issues facing the county.
Devolution will give Cambridgeshire a chance to “tackle the inequality and deprivation caused by poor housing and transport”, according to Labour’s mayoral candidate, Councillor Kevin Price.
Getting councillors out of committees, generating electricity from the Wash, and removing the need for social housing are just a few ideas mayoral candidate Peter Dawe has for Cambridgeshire.
“If I say I’m going to do it, then my record suggests I’ve done it.”
The £600 million controlled by the new mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough should be spent on solving the county’s current problems before splashing it elsewhere.
Alternative transport infrastructure should be considered to help older people and the disabled, as well as the environment, according to Green Party mayoral candidate, Councillor Julie Howell.
The Met Office has issued yellow and amber wind warnings for the East of England, as Storm Doris sweeps the country this week.