The leader of Cambridge City Council called for Mayor James Palmer to be more open about the selection process that saw a Conservative county councillor propelled into a £100,000 directorship role at the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.
Mayor James Palmer was accused of running “an old boys club” ollowing my revelation that a Tory county councillor and Cambridge graduate has been offered a £100,000 a year directorship at the combined authority.
A Tory county councillor and former British diplomat is set to force a by election after only a year in office to take on a £100,000 directorship of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.
Combined Authority bosses have committed almost half a million pounds towards plans to bring jobs, infrastructure and more to nine market towns across Cambridgeshire - including Ely, March, Chatteris and Soham.
A statement on behalf of its 100 plus members described it as a “great result for our village” but opponents were less than pleased as 54 new homes applied for by Haddenham Community Land Trust won approval.
Council leader Charles Roberts believes that the growing numbers unable to get on the property ladder is a ‘political crisis’ for the Conservative Party that could lead to less people turning out to vote for them.
Council leader Charles Roberts told Transport Secretary Chris Grayling today that he welcomed improvements to Ely North junction but he would continue to “fight the corner” of Queen Adelaide residents fearful of barrier closures.