A General Election will be held on July 4, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced yesterday.

As part of Ely Standard's General Election coverage, we'll be speaking to candidates about their priorities for Ely and East Cambridgeshire. 

Standing for the Liberal Democrats is Charlotte Cane, the leader of East Cambridgeshire District Council between 1999 and 2002. 

A qualified accountant, the East Cambridgeshire district councillor worked as an archaeologist for nine years with Birmingham University before moving to the not for profit sector. 

Asked about her priorities for Ely and East Cambridgeshire, Cole said: "I will fight for the water companies to stop pumping sewage into our waterways and to clean them up.

"I want to see investment in our NHS – more doctors, nurses, and other staff to care for as when we need it.

"And more investment in social care to keep us well at home and support the many people caring for their family members.

She added: "We need to restore our economy and have a fair benefit system to ensure none of our neighbours live in poverty.

"I’ve lived here for 30 years and raised my family here, I want to see Ely and East Cambs be a healthy, green and fair place to live."