Cambridge Network: Mayoral election hustings event

Cambridge Network: Mayoral election hustings event

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.

Dates 5 Apr 2017 - This event is in the past.
Opening times 5.00PM - 8:00PM
Venue Cambridge Union, 9a Bridge Street, CB2 1UB
Organiser name Louise Rushworth
01223 760102

Event details:

Cambridge Network: Mayoral election hustings event

A NOTE ABOUT BOOKING: This event is free to attend. Cambridge Network members should book in the usual way by clicking Book Now above. Non-members can register on the Eventbrite page here. 

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. The hustings will be chaired by Robert Marshall (Marshall Group) and John Gourd (Johnson Matthey plc).

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.


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     Cambridge BID Limited

Who should attend?
Business owners and managers and anyone interested in the future growth of the region.

To register to attend:

  • Cambridge Network members: PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL NEED TO LOG IN FIRST (the Log In button is at the very top of this web page in a grey bar) AND NAVIGATE BACK TO THIS PAGE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE.
  • Cambridge BID members: Please register on the Eventbrite page here.
  • All others welcome too, please use the Eventbrite page to sign up.

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