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Welcome to the website of Cambridge Liberal Democrats!

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Here you will be able to find out all of the latest news and views from the Liberal Democrats in Cambridge.

Cambridge has one Liberal Democrat MP, Julian Huppert.

The parliamentary constituency of Cambridge covers 13 of the 14 wards represented on Cambridge City Council. Each ward is represented by 3 city councillors and one county councillor.

The Cambridge Liberal Democrats currently run the City Council, with 21 out of 42 councillors.

Additionally, 6 of the 14 county councillors within the city boundary are Liberal Democrats.

Recent updates

  • Ian Manning
    Article: Mar 27, 2014

    Leading Liberal Democrat County Councillor, Ian Manning has accused councillors of dividing the council's upper management and the lowest paid.

    His attack came after some councillors failed to support his bid to protect the authority's lowest paid members of staff by making sure their wage scales kept pace with the highest.

  • Kilian Bourke
    Article: Mar 26, 2014

    A call for Cambridge's long-awaited Chisholm Trail to be funded with the first tranche of money from the City Deal has been made by Liberal Democrat County Councillor, Kilian Bourke.

    Cllr Bourke, who represents Cambridge's Romsey ward, suggested the strategic cycle route should be a top priority as county councillors discussed the government's approval of the Greater Cambridge City Deal at full council yesterday (Tuesday, March 25).

  • Julian Huppert
    Article: Mar 19, 2014

    MP Julian Huppert has welcomed a Budget which puts more money in people's pockets, creates more apprenticeships and helps businesses to grow.

    He said the Budget, delivered today (Wednesday, March 19), also brought some welcome news for pensioners and researchers and has given incentives for people to save.

  • Tim Bick
    Article: Mar 19, 2014

    Cambridge City Council Leader, Tim Bick has welcomed the Chancellor's announcement today (Wednesday, March 19) that the long-awaited City Deal can go-ahead, bringing £1 billion worth of investment in local infrastructure.

    George Osborne's announcement in the Budget was the culmination of 18 months' work and negotiation by the City Council and its Greater Cambridge area partners for an innovative "gain share" scheme.

  • Ian Manning
    Article: Mar 17, 2014

    Cambridgeshire County Councillor, Ian Manning has called for full council meetings to be streamed on the internet and votes recorded to prevent some members "hiding" in the council chamber.

    Cllr Manning, who represents Cambridge's East Chesterton, claims the move will give the public an opportunity to judge whether councillors' stands on particular issues are backed up by their voting record.

  • Colin Rosenstiel
    Article: Mar 17, 2014

    County Tories have been accused of riding rough shod over the residents of Cambridge after workmen moved in to tear down the city's heritage street lights.

    Contractors began removing the lights in Victoria Street today (Monday, March 17) ignoring a drive by residents and councillors who were trying to secure funding to restore them and assurances given by contractor, Balfour Beatty in December.

  • Julian Huppert at Bewick Primary School for World Milk Day
    Article: Mar 13, 2014

    Cambridge MP Julian Huppert has been congratulated in Parliament for his "robust campaigning" on extra funding for Cambridgeshire schools as it was announced that they will get an extra £20 million from next April.

    Julian received praise from Schools Minister, David Laws who said that areas like Cambridge, which have seen an unfair amount of funding would receive the greatest boost.

  • Tim Bick collect Leader's Award from Nick Clegg
    Article: Mar 10, 2014

    Cambridge Liberal Democrats' work with the homeless on the city's streets has won them an award.

    The group, which leads Cambridge City Council, was presented with the Leader's Award at the Lib Dem Spring Conference in York at the weekend for the emphasis it puts into rehabilitating the homeless, many of whom are suffering addictions and/or mental health problems.

  • Kilian Bourke
    Article: Mar 10, 2014

    Cambridge's multi-national businesses on Mill Road epitomise the benefits the European Union brings to 21st century Britain, Councillor Kilian Bourke told the Liberal Democrat Spring Conference yesterday (Sunday, March 9).

    Abdul Arain's business Al Amin, in particular illustrates how the local and international go together seamlessly in the UK, Councillor Bourke told delegates while supporting the conference motion "In Europe, In Work".

  • Ian Manning
    Article: Mar 7, 2014

    Labour has been accused of scaremongering after telling residents of Cambridge's East Chesterton that there are plans to build on a floodplain on the site of the Chesterton Bowls Club.

    The party's forthcoming election candidate, Dr Peter Sarris told householders that a plan to build 250 homes on the site in Logan's Way was being advocated by the campaigners against development on Wort's Causeway and Cambridge Past and Present.