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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 have 14 city councillors and form the main opposition to Labour.

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

Recent updates

  • Ian Manning
    Article: Jul 29, 2014

    Fears for the safety of pedestrians and cyclists as long-awaited work begins on Cambridge's Milton Road underpass today (Tuesday, July 28) have been expressed by Cambridgeshire County Councillor, Ian Manning.

    Cllr Manning, who represents East Chesterton, is worried that vulnerable road users could be put at risk as an alternative route means pedestrians have to cross the busy road at several points. The work also leaves cyclists competing with traffic for restricted road space.

  • Councillor Rod Cantrill
    Article: Jul 14, 2014

    A move to give Cambridge City Council accreditation as a living wage employer, driven by the city's Liberal Democrats, looks set to win the backing of councillors today Monday (July 14).

    The accreditation, from the Living Wage Foundation, will recognise the city council along with 700 other organisations across the country which pay their staff the living wage.

  • Rod Cantrill
    Article: Jul 11, 2014

    A lighting trial has been launched across the foot and cycle path on Cambridge's Lammas Land after a Newnham Liberal Democrat survey of residents found that most supported some form of lighting across the open space.

    The trial has been launched by Cambridgeshire City Council and a small number of solar studs have been installed on foot and cycle path and will remain in place until the end of September. If there is resident support for the trial, then solar studs will be installed along the length of the path. The scheme is being funded from the City Council's environmental improvement scheme.

  • Catherine Smart
    Article: Jul 11, 2014

    Cambridge Liberal Democrats have attacked Labour's "short-sighted" plan to take £800,000 out of a fund to beat congestion in the city claiming it could cause "real harm".

    The Lib Dems invested more than £1 million into the Keep Cambridge Moving Fund to ease congestion in the city arising from the widening of the A14.

  • Catherine Smart
    Article: Jul 10, 2014

    Cambridge Liberal Democrats have hit out at Labour's radical move to "police" the city's open spaces by doubling the City Council's enforcement team.

    They claim immediately "criminalising" dog fouling or littering is inappropriate and not good for the city in the long term.

    Instead they propose the creation of four seasonal part-time Park Rangers to look after the most used public open spaces at the busiest times of the year.

  • Andrea Reiner Market Ward 2011
    Article: Jul 7, 2014

    Cambridge residents fear that Labour plans to revise priorities for a £635,000 improvement scheme could mean a long-awaited Mitcham's Corner project is kicked into the long grass.

    Their concerns have been taken up by Cambridge Liberal Democrats who put Mitcham's Corner at the top of the priority list for the Cambridge City Council scheme to improve local centres.

  • Ian Manning
    Article: Jul 4, 2014

    Cambridge residents are celebrating after Lib Dem Councillor Ian Manning secured the final piece of funding to put an end to their parking problems.

    Residents on the VIE estate in East Chesterton has been blighted by inconsiderate parking as drivers park outside marked bays since the roads were adopted by Cambridgeshire County Council two years ago.

  • andy blackhurst
    Article: Jun 30, 2014

    Cambridge Liberal Democrats have attacked Labour's decision to block the redevelopment of council home sites in the city fearing it may increase council waiting lists.

    And they are worried that a plan to put 100 per cent social housing on council-owned sites could be a backward step resulting in a return to the council estates of the past.

  • Rod Cantrill
    Article: Jun 25, 2014

    Cambridge Liberal Democrats fear sweeping changes to the City Council's area committees could seriously reduce residents' say in decision making.

    The changes mean that all planning matters will be discussed by the full planning committee at the city's Guildhall rather than in area committees across the city.

  • Wulfstan Way traders
    Article: Jun 23, 2014

    Cambridge shopkeepers fear their businesses have been put at risk after they were caged in by scaffolding for roof repairs.

    The traders at Wulfstan Way have seen takings fall as customers drive past without stopping unaware that the shops are open.

    And despite the scaffolding going up two weeks ago, work has still not started on the roof of the council-owned building.