Ely & District Progressives

Local people attempting to shake up local politics

District council at loggerheads

It’s been an interesting week of shenanigans at the district council. First, a number of Tory Councillors resigned from the boards of the two trading companies which undertake much of … Continue reading

October 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Local Parish Council Declares Climate Emergency

One of our local Parish Councils, Witchford, has become, we think, the first in the district to declare a Climate Emergency and pledges to become carbon neutral by 2030.  The … Continue reading

October 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Demand Democracy Day – July 6th

On July the 6th we’ll be campaigning in Ely Market Place as part of Make Votes Matter’s Demand Democracy Day to show and build support for Proportional Representation in general and local … Continue reading

June 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Our latest podcast episode with Ely for Europe

Our latest podcast episode features Ely for Europe. Virginie & Conrad talk about how the group was formed and what’s coming next.

June 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Our latest podcast episode with Extinction Rebellion Ely

Our latest podcast episode features Extinction Rebellion Ely. Extinction Rebellion are capturing headlines, hearts and minds nationally and internationally. This episode we get to hear about their plans for Ely.

June 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

We’ve started a podcast! Ely Saying Something

The pilot episode of our new podcast is now available. Andy talks about the history of the group, why it exists and where it’s going. We already have plans for … Continue reading

May 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Failed by First Past The Post again

  Yet again our First Past The Post (FPTP) electoral system has let us down in East Cambridgeshire. No party got a majority of votes in the 2019 District Council … Continue reading

May 9, 2019 · 1 Comment