Jocelynne Scutt chosen as Arbury candidate for County Council elections on the 4th May



Jocelynne is currently the County Councillor for West Chesterton and was elected in 2013. With the Boundary Commission deciding upon new divisions for Cambridgeshire, and with part of West Chesterton included in the expanded Arbury division, Jocelynne is standing in Arbury, replacing our current Arbury County Councillor, Paul Sales, who is retiring. She lives in Arbury, in Hale Street.

Jocelynne is an experienced Councillor and has worked tirelessly on behalf of North Cambridge residents. She is Labour spokesperson and a member of the Highways and Community Infrastructure Committee. Jocelynne is also Chair of the Cambridge Joint Area Committee and Chair of the Milton Road Local Liaison Forum.

She has led and been involved in numerous successful campaigns, including retention of the Central Library 3rd floor facilities for the public; the development of a Parking Policy for Cambridge seeking to address pressure on parking in residential areas, including from commuters; and leading the Milton Road Local Liaison Forum process trying to get the best solution for Milton Road out of the City Deal proposals.

Amongst many other issues, Jocelynne has campaigned for more funding to repair pavements, deal with potholes, and address local parking issues, including working to install double-yellow lines where required for safety reasons at the junctions of Ascham Road / Milton Road, Gurney Way / Gilbert Road and Courtney Way / Metcalfe Road.

A Barrister and a member of the Inner Temple, London, Jocelynne is admitted to practice in Australia and in England and Wales. She teaches Constitutional and Administrative Law, Criminal Law, and Law, Gender and Minorities at the University of Buckingham and is an alumnus of Girton College and Lucy Cavendish Colleges, University of Cambridge.

Jocelynne is a writer, her most recent non-fiction books being Women and Magna Carta and Women, Law and Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

You can get to know more about "Jocelynne Scutt" by watching this YouTube video:



Councillor Mike Todd-Jones

2 Tedder Way, Cambridge Phone: 01223 353937 Email:


Mike has lived in Arbury — man and boy — for more years than he cares to remember. Mike attended local schools, studied politics at Newcastle University, has worked as a librarian in the NHS and currently works in the Cambridge University Chemistry library.

Mike has been a councillor for Arbury for eleven years and says: “I’m proud to have represented Arbury and have always tried to champion the concerns of people across the area. Whether safeguarding our environment in Alexandra Gardens or improving the  housing services in Hazelwood and Molewood or Kingsway.”


Councillor Carina O'Reilly

97a Victoria Road, Phone: 07791 227953 / 01223 322449 Email: 


Carina, who lives on Victoria Road, has been a councillor for Arbury ward since May 2011. We asked her what she enjoyed about being a councillor and why she decided  to stand again:

“I’ve lived in Cambridge since I first came here to study for a degree back in 1997. I’ve always lived in this area - I studied at Lucy Cavendish College - and it was really important to me to give something back to the city.

“Being a councillor is tremendously hard work but it’s the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. I’ve got to know my neighbours, and I know what matters to them, and I’m able to help out, and be a voice for people.

“Saving the Wessex Place footpath and getting Victoria Road designated as 20mph have been highlights. If I’m re-elected, I’ll be out knocking on every door again as soon as the election is over - that’s what the job is all about.”

"I've worked together with Mike Todd-Jones on a range of issues that people feel really strongly about," says Carina. "I want to make sure their voices are heard on the City Council."

Carina  is a keen cyclist and a member of the Cambridge Cycling Campaign. She is also a gardener, with an allotment on the New Chesterton site off Histon Road. Carina is particularly interested in local transport and road safety issues, as well as parks, recreation and rights of way.

"I'm a Labour Party Councillor because I believe in public services and that local provision should be protected. Many people in the local community, especially the elderly and families with young children, rely on these services and they should be a priority. I also believe strongly that the beauty of Cambridge should be cared for and that local government decisions should take this into account."


City Councillor Charlotte Perry

78 Oxford Road, Phone: 07909 796120 Email:



Charlotte Perry is a teacher who has lived locally since 2012. Charlotte worked for two years at local anti-bullying charity Red Balloon, and is currently teaching History at St Peter’s school in Huntingdon. She is presently on maternity leave.

Charlotte says: “I’ve lived locally here in Cambridge since 2011 and have been very involved in the community over that time. Arbury is a great place to live, full of lovely, caring people and a vibrant, diverse community.

Since I’ve been working with your local Labour team, I’ve spoken to hundreds of residents.

I’ve helped Mike campaign to save the parking spaces on Histon Road, and with Carina and Paul to get a consultation on a 20mph limit for Victoria Road.

I promise to continue listening to all residents, wherever they live in the ward. I promise to fight for a better Arbury, acting on what you tell me you want to see in your streets and across your ward, wherever you live.

I believe the key issues for Cambridge and Arbury are the provision of affordable housing, maintenance of roads and pavements, and enforcing responsible dog ownership throughout the ward. I stood for the Labour Party because I believe that we can deliver responsible government that also cares for those who need us most. ”

Charlotte’s interests include cycling, the environment, and singing in Little St Mary’s Parish choir. After graduating with a degree in History from the School of Oriental and African Studies in 2008, she spent a year in Japan and then returned to work in local government administration and the NHS before training as a teacher in Oxford. 


County Councillor Paul Sales

75 Burnside, Cambridge CB1 3PA. Phone: 01223 574863. Email:



Cllr Paul Sales has been Arbury’s County councillor since being elected in May 2011.

Paul is a highly experienced councillor. He previously served for four years on the County Council, and was a member of the Police Authority. He moved to Cambridge 10 years ago from Rugby, where he served on the council for 11 years and was chair of housing.

Since being elected for Arbury in 2011, Paul has visited every street in the ward several times with the Arbury survey, hearing about issues that concern residents, especially at County level.

Paul has taken a lead on trying to improve Arbury’s roads, pressing for potholes to be filled and for road surfaces to be properly maintained. He has also led on street light repairs and problems with the street light replacement programme.

Paul said: “I’m proud of Arbury, and I want to make sure it stays a decent and safe place to live for all its residents.”

He added: “I was actively involved with the major changes at 222 Victoria Road.

“The project was restructured, with the number of beds reduced and with engagement in much more constructive, skills based work with the residents. This has improved the project’s relationships with the local community.”

Paul was heavily involved in securing funding from the County Council to enable all this to happen.


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