The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your -

THE Con­ser­va­tive dom­i­nance of the ward was bro­ken last year when Labour’s Ed Mur­phy took Tory Harry New­ton’s seat.

Now Labour are hop­ing to un­seat the other Con­ser­va­tive coun­cil­lor for Raven­sthorpe, Gul Nawaz, who has rep­re­sented the ward since 2002.

Cllrs Nawaz and Mur­phy have been in­volved in long-run­ning dis­putes over how to best spend the an­nual al­lo­ca­tion of £10,000 from the coun­cil’s Com­mu­nity Lead­er­ship Fund which is avail­able to spend to the ben­e­fit of res­i­dents from the ward.

High­lees Pri­mary School.

Also stand­ing for elec­tion in the ward is Paul Mclaugh­lan (UK In­de­pen­dence Party), whose brother Iain is also stand­ing as a can­di­date in Or­ton Longueville.

Raven­sthorpe has 2,900 prop­er­ties and is home to 6,820 peo­ple. The av­er­age age of its res­i­dents is 34.3 years old.

High­lees Pri­mary School and Raven­sthorpe Pri­mary School mark the ward boundary but the near­est sec­ondary school is Jack Hunt in Nether­ton.


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