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Welcome to the website of Cambridge Liberal Democrats!

Cambridge Lib Dems at one of their well-attended Action Days

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

  • 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.

  • Ian Manning
    Article: Jan 14, 2014

    A call for more joined-up discussion on Cambridge's Chisholm Bridge project to make sure residents have the full picture has been made by East Chesterton's County Councillor, Ian Manning.

    Cllr Manning is concerned that the project is being discussed by different committees across three different councils and residents have to attend meetings across the district to hear all the arguments.

  • Julian Huppert signing Holocaust Book of Commitment
    Article: Jan 14, 2014

    Cambridge MP Julian Huppert remembered victims and survivors of the Holocaust when he signed a Book of Commitment yesterday (Monday, January 13).

    Julian has also signed a Commons' Early Day Motion marking the 69th anniversary of the Liberation of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau and urging all members to sign the book so that future generations will understand the appalling atrocities that led to the largest mass murder in history.

  • Ian Manning
    Article: Jan 13, 2014

    Cambridge residents are being urged to sign a petition calling for action to protect cyclists and pedestrians in East Chesterton before someone is seriously injured.

    Councillor Ian Manning, who represents the ward on Cambridgeshire County Council, is concerned about safety on a route from the High Street to Chesterton Road.

  • Sarah Brown
    Article: Dec 23, 2013

    T he Liberal Democrat-run Cambridge City Council is proposing to award a grant of just over £250,000 to the Cambridge and District Citizens' Advice Bureau for another year to help with running costs.

    Grant funding is set to be decided at the council's Community Services Scrutiny Committee in January, where the committee will discuss proposed funding grants for charities, community groups and the voluntary sector, and make recommendations to grants portfolio holder, Councillor Sarah Brown, on which grants to award.

  • Ian Manning
    Article: Dec 18, 2013

    Cambridge Liberal Democrats today (Wednesday, December 18) welcomed moves which would allow city residents to have their say on possible access through Bramblefields nature reserve to the city's new Science Park Station.

    They had fought to make sure residents had as many options open to them as possible to protect the reserve, including investment to help improve it. Crucially they argued that city residents should make the final decision on how and if the route through should be included in the plans.

  • Cllr Rod Cantrill
    Article: Dec 18, 2013

    Liberal Democrat Councillor Rod Cantrill has called for urgent safety improvements to a major Cambridge road junction before someone is seriously injured or killed.

    Cllr Cantrill, who represents Newnham on Cambridge City Council is worried about the junction of Barton Road, Newnham Road and Grantchester Street.