First Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayoral debate
We were delighted to partner with Carter Jonas and Turnstone Estates in holding the first Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayoral Hustings. The turnout was fantastic, with over 100 people from the property and construction industry attending.
The Hustings took place at the Cambridge Rugby Club and included opening remarks from five of the front-running candidates, as well as a discussion and question and answer session before inviting the audience to cast their vote. In a straw poll of the audience taken on the day, when asked which public transport initiatives were the best to follow, the audience did not seem to support Bus initiatives with an overwhelming majority voting in favour of Heavy Rail initiatives. Light Rail received some support.
At the end of the event, the audience cast their votes for favourite candidate using the slightly more official method of voting papers and ballot boxes. Conservative candidate, Cllr James Palmer, received 59 per cent of the vote, emerging as the clear favourite with those in the room