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Coverage of Local Elections in the Chinese media

May 9, 2018 3:20 PM

Winning team South Cambridgeshire Local Elections May 2018Statement from Sarah Cheung Johnson in South Cambridgshire (Longstanton Ward):

"We would like to thank the wonderful team that stand behind us and have made this election victory possible. Only those who have experienced an election campaign can know the hours, hard work and dedication that goes into winning an election - even more so a patch that has never had a Liberal Democrat (and now has 2!) Across South Cambs many residents felt the need for change, for strong, active representation and to stand up for our villages The LibDems won 30 of the 45 seats and now have overall control of the District Council. This will allow us to enact real change and allow us to hold to account local government in a region already represented by a Tory run County Council, Tory Mayor and Tory MP.

I am especially proud of being the first Chinese elected Councillor in Cambridgeshire and appreciate the help, support and encouragement from Cambridge Chinese Community Centre as well as from the London Chinese Community Centre where I used to be a former trustee."

I have been especially heartened by how many congratulations I've received from Chinese community leaders across the country. The newly formed LibDem group on the council is 30 councillors strong and with 13 female councillors, 2 of whom are BAME, this is the most diverse council group we've had on South Cambs District Council and I am proud we are building a more inclusive and representative set of councillors. Now the hard work begins!

Final Results: Sarah Cheung Johnson (LibDem) 836 Alex Malyon (LibDem) 703 Simon Edwards (Conservative) 691 Roger Hall (Conservative) 551 Polly Gunsman (Labour) 156 Ed Stokes (Labour) 138 Sandra Archer (Green) 104"

As reported in NeeHao Magazine, 8 May 2018.

The following link contains a short 5 mins video by Hua Plus tracking the activities before pollling day of 4 Chinese candidates from the different political parties.

https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/EQdRcHemR6U-HogSui5Fsg

Extract here:

"在今年选举前,华加特别跟随4位华人候选人的竞选过程。这4位候选人虽同为华人但是背景各异,从事着不同工作。有来自中国东北,在英国经积极参政6年的伦敦金融城投行人王鑫刚,也有同来自东北,推动中英核能方面合作,积极参与慈善为SOS国际儿童村筹款的机械工程博士智升科,还有平时经营咖啡饮料业务,第一次参选的马来西亚华裔潘凤娇(Viny Poon),更有创办华人自民党,已积极参政10年的新加坡华裔杜淑真(Merlene Emerson)。"