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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

  • Catherine Smart
    Article: Mar 7, 2014

    Cambridge City Council Deputy Leader, Catherine Smart warns spiralling house prices and rents could block the city's economy as she calls for a fairer system for privately rented homes.

    With house prices 12 times the average salary she claims the city is near breaking point as more and more people struggle to get a home of their own.

  • Councillor Rod Cantrill
    Article: Feb 18, 2014

    Cambridge residents fighting to save the leisure centre at the city's Doubletree by Hilton hotel have been given a glimmer of hope.

    After lobbying by Cambridge City Councillor, Rod Cantrill and objections from residents, planning officers have accepted that a scheme to convert the hotel's existing swimming pool and fitness building into extra bedrooms is contrary to the city's planning policy on leisure facilities.

  • Andrea Reiner Market Ward 2011
    Article: Feb 6, 2014

    Cambridge Liberal Democrats have proposed a six year programme aimed at improving local centres around the city thanks to a substantial increase in income from business rates for the City Council after funds were freed up by the government and returned to local authorities.

    Mitcham's Corner will be the first area to undergo improvement for residents and traders under the ambitious programme revealed by Cambridge Liberal Democrats.

  • Mike Pitt
    Article: Feb 5, 2014

    Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright has pulled out of a neighbourhood meeting because the 9pm finishing time was too late leaving Cambridge Liberal Democrats furious.

    Sir Graham had agreed to attend Cambridge City Council's North Area Committee meeting tomorrow (Thursday, February 6) as members set police priorities for the coming quarter.

  • Ian Manning
    Article: Feb 4, 2014

    Cambridgeshire County Councillor, Ian Manning is calling for the enforcement of new 20mph limits to the north of Cambridge to be included in police priorities for the coming quarter.

    Cllr Manning, who represents East Chesterton, is urging members of the city's North Area Committee to recommend including the new speed limits when priorities are set at their meeting on Thursday (February 6).

  • Ian Manning
    Article: Jan 31, 2014

    Lib Dem County Councillor, Ian Manning is to challenge cross-party councillors to do more to encourage young people in the city to vote.

    The move has been inspired by the national Bite the Ballot campaign, which aims to empower young people to act to make their votes and opinions count, and Cambridge campaigner, Antony Carpen who blogs as @Puffles.

  • Julian Huppert at Westminster
    Article: Jan 28, 2014

    MP Julian Huppert will call on Parliament today (Tuesday, January 28) to provide more support for excellent colleges such as Cambridge Regional College and Hills Road and Long Road Sixth Form Colleges.

    He will highlight the low funding that they receive, the fact that unlike schools, they have to pay VAT, and that controversial funding cuts to education for 18-year-olds will have a significant impact on disadvantaged students.

  • Julian Huppert at pub
    Article: Jan 23, 2014

    Cambridge's Lib Dem-led City Council has been congratulated by Labour's Shadow Minister for its action to save the city's pubs.

    MP Julian Huppert told Parliament that new council planning policies, supported by the Campaign for Real Ale, have not only prevented pubs in the city from closing but have encouraged others to reopen.

  • Julian Huppert and apprentice Jo Start
    Article: Jan 18, 2014

    Former Cambridge Regional College student, Jo Start told MP Julian Huppert how her apprenticeship has all the right ingredients to help her become a top chef when she met him.

    Julian visited 17 year old Jo at Cambridge University's Corpus Christi College as part of his new monthly initiative Celebrating Apprenticeships.

  • Clare Connon and Julian Huppert
    Article: Jan 15, 2014

    A campaign launched by Paralympic hopeful, Claire Connon and Cambridge MP Julian Huppert urging residents to report broken pavements across the city has drawn numerous examples.

    People have been visiting the website www.fixourpavements.co.uk to log their complaints saying some pavements are so dangerous they are unusable.