Cambridge City Council deputy leader Kevin Price is Labour's choice for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough mayoral election

PUBLISHED: 14:35 06 February 2017 | UPDATED: 14:36 06 February 2017

Councillor Kevin Price � deputy leader of Cambridge City Council- has been selected as the Labour Party candidate to contest the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayoral election on May 4 2017.PHOTO: Labour Party

Councillor Kevin Price � deputy leader of Cambridge City Council- has been selected as the Labour Party candidate to contest the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayoral election on May 4 2017.PHOTO: Labour Party

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Labour has chosen Kevin Price to contest the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough mayoral election on May 4.

Councillor Price is deputy leader of Cambridge City Council and was selected after Labour Party members across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough backed him in a ballot.

A party spokesman said Cllr Price “played a key role in negotiating the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough devolution deal.

“He led on securing a landmark housing grant in the Deal for £100 million for housing associations across the whole deal area and £70 million for new council homes in Cambridge- the only devolution deal to include funding for new council homes.”

Cllr Price said: “Decisions taken in Westminster have failed our region and I look forward to making the case that, under Labour, we can do a far better job of running it ourselves.

“It doesn’t have to be a choice between growth and prosperity for some whilst others are left behind, and under a Labour Mayor it won’t be. Tackling poverty and inequality goes hand in hand with sharing Cambridge’s growth across the whole area, tackling the housing affordability crisis and delivering far better road, rail and bus services for all.”

Outside of politics, Cllr Price has worked as a porter at Clare College, Cambridge since 2006. He started work in the print trade and has been a member of Unite the union since 1974.

In his spare time he is a keen photographer and likes to walk. He has three children, two grandchildren and lives with his partner in Cambridge.

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