Cambridgeshire '15

Young People of the Year

Revealing, Recognising and Rewarding Positive Role Models

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Local dignitaries, sponsors and young people are YOPEY's judges

Below you can read about the sponsors of this YOPEY and some of our dignitary judges.

However these are not all the judges. Every YOPEY since 2006 has been judged by young people as well as 'great and good'. These Youth Judges' opinions and votes are as valid as the adults. The youngest judge's vote is worth the same as the vote of a representative of the Queen!

YOPEY's aim is to have as many Youth Judges on every YOPEY as dignitaries and sponsors. If you are aged from 10-25 and would like to be a Youth Judge, please contact us via our Contact Us form, telling us a little bit about yourself and why you would make a good Youth Judge.

The dignitary judges tend to include a representative of the Queen*, a senior clergy from any religion, a top police officer, the local MP and councillors as well as representatives of the businesses and other organisations sponsoring this YOPEY. We are very grateful for their support.

We ask the dignitaries and sponsors to provide photographs of themselves as young people �" as well as today �" to show they were young once!

* The Queen is represented by the Lord Lieutenant of the county in which the YOPEY is held or the Vice Lieutenant or a Deputy Lieutenant. The High Sheriff, who also represents the Queen in legal matters, can also judge.

 

Judge - High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire

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Victor Lucas served in the Royal Navy for 34 years as a professional engineer specialising in submarines and dabbled in strategic policy development.

His final appointment was Captain of HMS Collingwood, a major Naval Training Base. 

He left the RN to become Chief Inspector of Further Education. 

Then followed 12 years as County Cllr, Chairman of an NHS Trust, Chairman of the Police Authority, and Special Adviser to the Depts of Educ and Trade and Industry. 

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Judge - Bishop of Huntingdon

The Rt Revd David Thomson DPhil, FSA, FRHistS, FRSA  has been Bishop of Huntingdon (Suffragan within the Diocese of Ely) since 2008. 

He is married to Jean, with two sons and two daughters and a growing gang of grandchildren.

Dr Thomson was educated at King Edward VII School, Sheffield; Keble College, Oxford (MA [English Lang. & Lit.],

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Some of our distinguished judges...

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Judge – Deputy Lieutenant Tom is royal representative

Tom Green DL will be indirectly representing the Queen at this year's Cambridgeshire 'YOPEYs'.

Tom is a Deputy Lieutenant which means he represents the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire who is the Queen's representative in the county.

Tom is married with three teenage children. He is Chief Executive of Spearhead International Ltd which has extensive agricultural interests in the UK and Central Europe.  

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Judge – Police Commissioner and former MP, Sir Graham

Sir Graham Bright, who is the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire, lives in Fordham, Cambridgeshire. He is married and has one son.

He was Parliamentary and Public Affairs Advisor to Safeway (Morrisons) for ten years until 1997 and in Local Government as a borough councillor for 14 years in Thurrock.  He also spent four years on Essex County Council.

Sir Graham was elected to Parliament in 1979 until 1997. During this time he won an award for “Most Motivated MP”.

He successfully

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Judge – Stratagem CEO Nicola Baker-Munton

Nicola Baker-Munton is the Chief Executive Officer of Stratagem Intellectual Property Management Limited which she founded in 1999.  At Stratagem, Nicola has pioneered strategic management of IP through her strong commercial experience and belief that IP clients require expert advice as part of an overall defined plan for maximising the value of IP assets. Nicola is also an accredited mediator providing dispute resolution in the IP and general corporate arenas. Nicola has a joint degree in Biology and Biochemistry and qualified as a UK and

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Judge – South East Cambridgshire MP Lucy Frazer

Lucy Frazer is the Member of Parliament for South East Cambridgeshire.

She was elected in 2015 and is a member of the Education Select Committee. Prior to becoming an MP, she was a barrister specialising in business law and was appointed as a QC in 2013.

She went to university in Cambridge, where she was president of the Cambridge Union.

Lucy is passionate about opportunities for young people.

She says: “I care passionately about ensuring that all young people receive the best start in life. I have

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Judge – South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen

Originally from Notton, a very rural village in Yorkshire, Heidi studied astrophysics at University College London. She has 18 years of business experience in a variety of industries. She has worked in the private sector for organisations such as ExxonMobil and the public sector with the Royal Mail.

Prior to being elected as MP for South Cambridgeshire in May this year, Heidi was Managing Director of her family’s manufacturing business which was started by her parents in 1978. She has developed the business from a UK-based company to one

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Judge – Mayor of Cambridge

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Councillor Robert Dryden has served continuously on the City Council since 1995, representing Cherry Hinton Ward. He has lived in Cambridge for more than 60 years and attended Cambridge schools.

During his 20 years on the council, he has taken particular interest in planning, community development and leisure.

He has served  as Mayor on two previous occasions – in 2004/05 and 2006/07 – and as Deputy Mayor in 2005/06 and 2014/15. Prior to this, he accompanied

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Judge – Mayor of Peterborough

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Councillor John Peach was selected as Mayor at the annual council meeting on Peterborough City Council on 20th May 2015.

John was born in Peterborough and went to Jack Hunt Secondary School and Peterborough Regional College.

He has served as a Peterborough City Councillor since 1998 and prior to that a Cambridgeshire County Councillor from 1988 to 1997. John was Leader of Peterborough City Council from 2006 to 2009 and Deputy Leader of Peterborough City Council from 2003

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