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Newnham Labour has gained a second seat on Cambridge City Council after Cameron Holloway’s victory in Thursday’s elections.

Cameron won 813 votes, with Liberal Democrat candidate Al Gadney finishing second on 738.

Following last year’s historic victory for Cllr Niamh Sweeney, Labour now holds two of the three City Council seats in Newnham.

Cameron, who missed out by 27 votes in 2021, works in prison education, and is a former student of Robinson College. He has promised to work with residents to tackle inequality and the climate and biodiversity crises.

Commenting on his victory, Cameron said:

“I’m absolutely delighted and humbled that Newnham residents have put their faith in me. I want to say a huge thank you to everyone we spoke to throughout the campaign, and to everyone who voted for me. I look forward to repaying your trust and to continuing to work with and for you to fight for social and climate justice.

“Throughout my campaign, I’ve had a focus on listening to residents, and, now that I’ve been elected, I’m particularly keen to encourage and facilitate greater democratic engagement from all residents.”

Newnham Labour’s surprise success was part of an excellent set of results for Cambridge Labour. Labour increased its majority on the City Council thanks to seats gained in East and West Chesterton, and now has a total of 29 of the 42 councillors.

If you’d like to get in touch with Cameron, you can find his contact details here.