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Palmer’s election defeat casts doubt over future of CAM


Deniz Huseyin
18 May 2021
James Palmer
James Palmer
Nik Johnson
Nik Johnson


Plans for mass rapid transit project the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM) look set to be shelved after the election defeat of James Palmer. The Conservative mayor for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough had made the ambitious project the centrepiece of his transport strategy. But he was narrowly beaten by Labour candidate Nik Johnson, who has expressed doubts about the project’s viability.

A Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority spokesman told LTT: “Mayor Nik Johnson...

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