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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

  • Julian Huppert headshot
    Article: Aug 1, 2013

    Cambridge MP Julian Huppert has raised a glass to the city's Kingston Arms after it won the best independent pub category in his Discovering Cambridge competition this month.

    The pub in Kingston Street balances a traditional feel with innovations such as offering free internet access and texting drinks offers.

  • Julian Huppert
    Article: Jul 19, 2013

    Cambridge youngsters are to benefit from the biggest ever rise in the Liberal Democrats' Pupil Premium.

    The news that primary schools across the city will benefit from a share of an extra £564,800 next year has been welcomed by MP Julian Huppert.

    "This money has been making a real difference in our schools," said Julian. "Head teachers have told me how much it helps pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds have a better chance at keeping up with their classmates so that they can move onto secondary school at the same level.

  • Julian with apprentices at Trumpington Meadows
    Article: Jul 16, 2013

    MP Julian Huppert has found out more about the work and training of two young apprentices working on new homes at Cambridge's Trumpington Meadows.

    Julian met the 21-year-olds Harry Zwierzanski and Darren Frost at the Barratt Homes development where they started training last month.

    "I am a strong supporter of the apprenticeship scheme so it's great to see companies providing such valuable opportunities in Cambridge," said Julian.

  • Julian Huppert MP
    Article: Jul 15, 2013

    A campaign to outlaw nuisance phone calls and texts supported by Cambridge MP Julian Huppert has led to a Parliamentary investigation.

    The Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to launch an inquiry into the issue and is calling for written evidence from anyone who wishes to contribute.

    It comes after Julian backed a Private Member's Bill calling on the government to reform the way personal data can be traded.

  • Julian Huppert
    Article: Jul 12, 2013

    Cambridge MP Julian Huppert has been named Internet Hero of the Year for his stand against the controversial "Snooper's Charter".

    Julian received the award last night (Thursday, July 11) at London's Park Lane Sheraton Hotel after he was nominated by the public.

    The competition organisers felt that Julian "was one of the few MPs that fully understands the internet and deserves recognition".

  • Colin Rosenstiel
    Article: Jul 12, 2013

    Cambridge residents are being given the chance to have their say on plans for a winter ice rink on the city's Christ's Pieces.

    The meeting is being organised by Cambridge City Council to make sure that all concerns are addressed before a final decision on the proposal by Ice Box is taken.

    Councillor Colin Rosenstiel, who represents Market ward on the council, said: "We know that some people feel very strongly about the proposed ice rink and we want to make sure that we listen to their concerns and address them fully.

  • Cllr Geoff Heathcock
    Article: Jul 10, 2013

    Veteran former Councillor, Geoff Heathcock, who served Cambridge residents for 20 years, is to be made an Alderman of the county as recognition of his long service.

    Cllr Heathcock was first elected to represent the city's Queen Edith's ward on Cambridgeshire County Council in May 1993 and held the seat through four elections until his retirement in May this year.

  • Julian Huppert MP
    Article: Jul 9, 2013

    A leading national charity is celebrating the move to make humanist weddings legal claiming it would not have happened if it were not for Cambridge MP, Julian Huppert.

    Andrew Copson, Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association has congratulated Julian for being the first MP to put his name to a move to change the law for couples opting for a humanist marriage.

  • Sarah Brown in Mill Road
    Article: Jun 28, 2013

    Leading Cambridge City Councillor, Sarah Brown is fighting to make sure traffic will not be sent through a residential street if a potential housing site in the city's Mill Road is developed.

    Cllr Brown, Executive Councillor for Community Wellbeing has objected to the idea put forward by Cambridgeshire County Council for the city council's depot site.

  • Ian Manning
    Article: Jun 25, 2013

    A campaign by Cambridgeshire County Councillor, Ian Manning to get a new river bridge in place shifts up a gear next month when he asks residents to help shape ideas.

    Cllr Manning, who represents East Chesterton, is pushing for the bridge, part of the so-called Chisholm Trail, to be in place before the planned Science Park station opens.