Statement from Dr Nik Johnson, Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
Dr Nik Johnson, Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
I am hugely honoured and proud that I have won this election with ‘better politics’. As I said throughout my election campaign, I want to present local politics, and run the Combined Authority, with compassion, cooperation and community for the benefit of a Greater Cambridgeshire.
The political landscape of Cambridgeshire has shifted over the last 48hrs and this provides us with an opportunity. I am looking forward to working across all the political parties and with the County, City and District councils with a compassionate politics that puts Greater Cambridgeshire at the heart of our policy making.
We have huge opportunities ahead post pandemic with a focus on public health. There is also great innovation across the region, strong support for businesses, an appetite for tackling climate change, a drive for a workable transport system and a mandate for building affordable, sustainable homes. We can only do this by engaging and listening to the rich diverse experience of those communities across the region. I am certain that by doing so my agenda and policies will be built on the strength of cooperation, and we can get on and work for all.
Finally I would like to thank the outgoing Mayor, James Palmer for the role he has played in laying some of the foundations for the success of the region- he is passionate about Cambridgeshire and I wish him well.