Aidan Van de Weyer

Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

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Aidan Van de Weyer


Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

I have lived in Cambridgeshire since the age of one and love it here. I grew up in Huntingdonshire and went to state school in Cambridge. I now live in South Cambs with my family, working to support small growing businesses.

I have been working for my community as a district or parish councillor for 14 years, improving facilities for residents and getting more affordable housing.

Since 2018, I have been Deputy Leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council. I have got more cycle routes built in the district, launched the first electric buses in Cambridgeshire, welcomed vulnerable refugees and created an apprenticeship brokerage service to help young people get better training.

For a greener, fairer Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have dynamic and outward looking bioscience and high-tech industries as well as an innovative farming community. But there are still so many social and environmental problems. The deep inequalities of this area have been made worse by the pandemic. We have been too slow to adapt to climate change. Our natural environment is in crisis.

This area badly needs a new Mayor. On 6 May, we have the chance to create a greener and fairer Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Protecting our environment

  • More tree-planting and accessible green spaces
  • A realistic mass rapid transit system
  • Locally controlled buses providing a better service across the whole area
  • Better, safer routes for cyclists and pedestrians
  • High environmental standards for housing

Making society fairer

  • More homes that are genuinely affordable
  • Helping small businesses through the pandemic
  • Secure long-term rental agreements to make renting less perilous

A better future for young people

  • Boosting apprenticeships and providing better access to post-16 education and training
  • Green recovery and skilled long-term jobs
  • Making sure Peterborough University is attractive and adds to the success of the city

My manifesto

You can read more about my vision for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in my 2021 Manifesto.

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