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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 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

  • Julian Huppert
    Article: Dec 6, 2013

    The champion of Cambridge's independent traders will be crowned tomorrow (Saturday, December 7) by the city's MP Julian Huppert.

    Ten businesses which won monthly rounds of the competition are going head-to-head to be named the winner of Julian's Discovering Cambridge competition at the Mill Road Winter Fair.

  • Julian Huppert MP
    Article: Dec 5, 2013

    MP Julian Huppert has welcomed help for Cambridge's young unemployed and small businesses in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement.

    He said the doubling of higher level apprenticeships, training and more support through the Job Centres for 16 to 17-year-olds and tax incentives for companies to employ young people would help to get more into work and training.

  • Tim Bick
    Article: Dec 5, 2013

    Cambridge City Council leader, Tim Bick has welcomed the government's commitment to an innovative gain sharing scheme which would unlock £1 billion for housing and transport

    Under the scheme the Treasury would plough some of the increase in national tax revenues coming from the growth in Greater Cambridge into housing and transport in the area.

  • Tim Bick
    Article: Dec 2, 2013

    Cambridge residents understand the City Council faces tough decisions to save money and are not opposed to the council providing fewer services or outsourcing; but they are adamant they want a clean, safe city where services focusing on the homeless, young people and the elderly are the most important.

  • Amanda Taylor
    Article: Nov 28, 2013

    Volunteers are joining Liberal Democrat councillors today (Thursday, November 28) to carry out a traffic survey at a dangerous Cambridge junction in a bid to get safety improvements.

    The group are carrying out their traffic count in Fendon Road at its roundabout junction with Queen Edith's Way and Mowbray Road where recently three near miss accidents involving pedestrians and a cyclist were witnessed in just one hour.

  • Clare Connon and Julian Huppert
    Article: Nov 27, 2013

    Paralympic hopeful, Claire Connon will take Cambridge MP Julian Huppert and councillors on a wheelchair tour of the city on Friday (November 30) to highlight the state of the pavements.

    Rower Claire, who is tipped for a place in the 2016 Rio Paralympics, will give the group first-hand experience of how difficult it is to navigate cracked and broken pavements in a wheelchair.

  • Sarah Brown at Parkside Pools
    Article: Nov 25, 2013

    When Cambridge Lib Dem Councillor, Sarah Brown heard how the number of disadvantaged youngsters unable to swim was increasing she decided to do something about it.

    She had just taken over running Cambridge City Council's swimming pools, public health and children's services and she decided a new initiative was needed to tackle the problem.

  • Ian Manning
    Article: Nov 25, 2013

    Cambridgeshire Police are to be asked to prioritise policing of 20mph speed limits in Cambridge when they come into force next year following a call from East Chesterton County Councillor, Ian Manning.

    Cllr Manning gained support from his fellow councillors on the city's North Area Committee to formally raise the issue with the police to make sure the new limits are effective.

  • Julian Huppert MP
    Article: Nov 14, 2013

    A leading mental health charity is hoping to work with the government to improve support for people with mental illness thanks to Cambridge MP Julian Huppert.

    Representatives from Rethink Mental Illness took their concerns about the benefits system and employment support to Mike Penning, Minister for Disabled People after Julian set up the meeting on Monday (November 11) in Westminster.

  • Amanda Taylor
    Article: Nov 7, 2013

    Liberal Democrats in Cambridge's Queen Edith's are campaigning with residents to improve safety at a junction where they witnessed three near-miss accidents involving pedestrians and a cyclist in just one hour.

    They are worried about the number of accidents on the roundabout at Fendon Road, Queen Edith's Way and Mowbray Road over the last few years.