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Cambridge Network: Mayoral election hustings event

Start date/time :  17:00 5th April 2017
End date/time :  20:00 5th April 2017
Venue :  Cambridge Union, 9a Bridge Street, Cambridge CB2 1UB
Organiser name :  Louise Rushworth
Organiser email :  louise.rushworth@cambridgenetwork.co.uk
Organiser tel :  01223 760102

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has won £770 million of new funding and is electing a Mayor to lead the decisions on how to use the devolved powers. Businesses should be interested to come and ask questions of the candidates for this new role.

The inaugural mayoral election will elect the Mayor of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, established by the seven local councils across the county. This hustings event provides Cambridge Network and BID members the chance to learn more from the prospective candidates prior to the vote in May.

As part of the devolution deal, the responsibilities of the combined authority will include the following:

  • A £600 million budget for local economic growth (£20 million over 30 years)
  • A £170 million budget for housing, including affordable and council housing, with £70 million specifically for housing in Cambridge
  • Transport infrastructure improvement and maintenance
  • Provision of skills training and apprenticeships
  • Integration of local health and social care resources
  • Integration of local employment services, and design of a National Work and Health Programme alongside the Department for Work and Pensions

The combined authority will be chaired by a directly elected mayor.

We are holding the hustings the day after the nominations close and hope all candidates will be there, chaired by a strong neutral person (Tom Barton of the BBC chaired our last event in the Cambridge Union).

Questions: Please submit your questions in advance to the email address at the top of this page so we can manage the time at the event and cover as many topics as possible.

Agenda

5pm: Registration over coffee

5.30pm: Introduction by the event Chairman followed by chaired Q&A session

6.30pm: Networking over drinks/ light refreshments

7.30/8pm close

This event is kindly sponsored / supported by AstraZeneca and Cambridge BID

To attend
For more details and to register please see the event page at: www.cambridgenetwork.co.uk/events/mayoral-hustings-2017

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Organisation:  Cambridge Network