NEWS FROM LABOUR: Kevin Price selected as Labour’s candidate for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor.
Kevin Price has been selected as the Labour Party candidate to contest the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayoral election on 4 May 2017.
Kevin Price, who is a Cambridge City councillor and Deputy Leader of the Council, was selected after Labour Party members across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough backed him in a ballot.
As Deputy Leader, Kevin Price played a key role in negotiating the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Devolution Deal. He led on securing a landmark housing grant in the Deal for £100 million for housing associations across the whole deal area and £70 million for new council homes in Cambridge- the only devolution deal to include funding for new council homes.
Cllr Kevin Price commented:
“I am very grateful to Labour members across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough who have put their trust in me to fight the Mayoral election in May.
“Decisions taken in Westminster have failed our region and I look forward to making the case that, under Labour, we can do a far better job of running it ourselves.
“It doesn’t have to be a choice between growth and prosperity for some whilst others are left behind, and under a Labour Mayor it won’t be. Tackling poverty and inequality goes hand in hand with sharing Cambridge’s growth across the whole area, tackling the housing affordability crisis and delivering far better road, rail and bus services for all.”
Biographical details for Kevin Price:
1. Kevin is the Deputy Leader of Cambridge City Council and their Executive Councillor for Housing. He is on his second current term of office as a Labour city councillor in King’s Hedges ward in the north of the City.
2. As Deputy Leader with a key role in negotiating the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Devolution Deal, he led on securing a landmark housing grant in the Deal for £100,000,000 for housing associations across the whole deal area and £70,000,000 for new council homes in Cambridge – the only devolution deal to include funding for new council homes.
3. Outside of politics, Kevin has worked as a porter at Clare College, Cambridge since 2006. He started work in the print trade and has been a member of Unite the Union since 1974. In his spare time he is a keen photographer and likes to walk. He has three children, two grandchildren and lives with his partner in Cambridge.
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