Local campaigner, Sam Wolfe, is standing for Labour in May’s city council elections.
Sam and his partner have lived locally for the last six years. He works on the Sidgwick site, lecturing and supervising undergraduates in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics and undertaking doctoral research. He also teaches one day a week at the University of Manchester.
Sam has been a sixth form college governor for the past seven years. He currently has special responsibility in curriculum and audit at Long Road Sixth Form College. He is also a trustee of a local educational charity which works with severely bullied children.
He has a strong interest in the history of Cambridge and in preserving its heritage and is an occasional tour guide for the Varsity Hotel. Sam says,
“I believe that Cambridge has suffered from a generation of poor urban planning, substandard infrastructure investment and mediocre development. I feel strongly that development can and should be compatible with preserving our city’s unique heritage”.
Sam is already well-known within Newnham as a hardworking local campaigner. He has pushed for a comprehensive parking and public transport review to address the serious problems of commuter parking in Newnham and the poor public transport links between Newnham and the city centre. He has also coordinated a petition against the potential privatisation of Cambridgeshire Community Services, which provide care services to large number of our elderly residents.
Local businesses are an essential part of the fabric of our city and Sam wants to work with local shops and companies to make Cambridge a place where local businesses thrive and are supported by the infrastructure they need.
The prosperity of our city is not shared equally across all areas and this “two-tier Cambridge” is a serious concern for Sam, who says,
“I want to contribute towards a Labour-led city council which promotes a fairer, more prosperous city, whose stretched resources are invested where they matter most.”