Ely West Demands Better

Christine Whelan, Paola Trimarco and Sue Austin - your Liberal Democrat candidates for Ely West


More affordable homes

Christine Whelan looking for affordable housing

Where are young families to live if the only homes being built in our villages are expensive ‘executive’ homes?

Other areas are much better than Conservative East Cambs at ensuring more homes are affordable.


Better public transport

Sue Austin and Christine Whelan at a bus stop looking for missing busesWe badly need better rail and bus services to Cambridge to take the strain off the A10.

We need better buses and cycling routes around Ely, especially to the station. And we need to improve the A10 junctions not spend a billion pounds of taxpayers’ money on dualling the A10.


More GPs and school places

Paola Trimarco at an Ely School

We need better services to go with all the new homes, not just acres of new housing with no facilities.

In Conservative hands, both the district and county councils have failed miserably to tackle this issue.


“Today’s house prices are too high for many local people”

Sue Austin

That’s why Sue Austen is standing for re-election as a local councillor.

“Ely is a lovely place but that means house prices have gone up and up. I don’t want young people to have to move miles away from their families just to find somewhere they can live.”

Sue has lived in Ely for fifty years, coming here first in 1969. On the council she has supported parents get the crossing in Downham Road and campaigned to save Roswell pits.



“Let’s have action on burglary and keep Ely a low crime area”

Paola Trimarco

“The district council is not doing enough to curb crime in Ely West,” says St John’s Road resident Paola Trimarco. “Homes and cars are being broken into. But it’s not just about policing.

“We need to build communities, help those who are struggling and give young people jobs and meaningful activities.”

Paola has lived in Ely for thirteen years and is a writer and linguist working part-time for the Open University.

“I want every child to have the best possible start in life”

Christine Whelan“I work in early years education and I want every child to get the best possible start in life,” said Christine Whelan.

“I want to see proper funding and support for schools in Ely and I want parents to be able to get their children into a school near them.”

Christine has lived in Ely with her family for 15 years and was elected to the City Counci in 2015 and the District Council in 2017.



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