Thu 08 Apr 2021
Mayor James Palmer
CWO Cambridgeshire is delighted to invite you to meet Mayor James Palmer on Thursday 8th April at 7pm for an hour of Q&A.
Elected in May 2017 as the first ever Mayor for the Combined Authority of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, James has worked hard to deliver economic prosperity across the region as laid out in the Devolution Deal, to make Cambridgeshire and Peterborough a leading place in the world to live, learn, work and do business.
The Mayor oversees a £20 million annual budget devolved from government, and also has devolved powers to spend up to £800 million on local housing, infrastructure and jobs.
The Mayor is committed to delivering the vision for the region:
1. Helping the region thrive by doubling the size of the economy by 2041
2. Providing world class transport and connectivity
3. Accelerating house building to meet local and national need with transformational schemes
4. Spreading prosperity across Fenland, Peterborough and Cambridgeshire and improving quality of life by tackling areas of deprivation
5. Providing the UK’s most technically skilled workforce
6. Improving the regions environment
Prior to being elected Mayor, James Palmer was District Councillor for Soham North (2007-2017), leader of East Cambridgeshire District Council (2013- 2017) and Cambridgeshire County Councillor (2009-2017). James was state educated in Soham before studying at the Cambridgeshire College of Agriculture and Horticulture. He has been married for over 27 years and has two children. James worked and then ran the family dairy business, deepening his strong sense of community and the needs of region.
With the female vote equating to 54% of the total electorate nationwide in December 2019, James knows he has to sway the swing vote – the working woman – in order to win again in May this year. So this is your chance to tell Mayor Palmer “what women want” in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough!Book Event