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Cambridge City Council
Coat of arms or logo.
Type Non-metropolitan district council of Cambridge
Leader Ian Nimmo-Smith, Liberal Democrat
Mayor Russ MacPherson, Labour
Members 42
Voting system First past the post
Last election 1 May 2008
Meeting place
Cambridge Guildhall

Cambridge City Council is a district council in the county of Cambridgeshire, based in the city of Cambridge.



The council provides various facilities and services within the city. These include parks and open spaces, waste collection, council housing and local planning.

The Council also organises numerous events throughout the year, including the Cambridge Folk Festival and a program of free summer entertainment entitled Summer in the City. It runs the Cambridge Guildhall, on the south side of the Market Square in the centre of Cambridge, where various events are held.


There are forty two city councillors with three assigned to each ward. The council is composed of 28 Liberal Democrat, 11 Labour, 1 Conservative, 1 Green Party and 1 Independent councillors.

The current (2009) Mayor is Councillor Russ McPherson and the Deputy Mayor is Councillor Sheila Stuart. The leader of the council is Councillor Ian Nimmo-Smith. The highest non-elected official is the Chief Executive, Antoinette Jackson.

Elections for a third of the seats take place 3 out of every 4 years.The Cambridgeshire County Council elections take place in the 4th year.

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