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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

  • 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.

  • Julian Huppert
    Article: Oct 4, 2013

    The flavours and tastes of Sicily in the heart of the city have won over residents as they choose Caffe Sicilia to receive recognition in MP Julian Huppert's Discovering Cambridge competition.

    Caffe Sicilia, a family run business, was founded in 2011 and opened in Regent Street in June offering traditional Sicilian food and drink.

  • Julian Huppert
    Article: Oct 4, 2013

    A unique city-wide art exhibition showcasing the work of 40 local, national and international artists is to be officially opened by Cambridge MP Julian Huppert.

    The exhibition will take place in locations across the city from October 17 until November 3 and each artist has had to negotiate the use of a venue or public space which relates to his or her work.

  • Jean Swanson
    Article: Oct 3, 2013

    Residents, business people and local organisations are being given the chance to have their say on a new Noise Action Plan for Cambridge Airport.

    The consultation, which will run until December 25, has been welcomed by Cambridge City Executive Councillor for Environmental Services, Jean Swanson.

    Cambridge Airport operators have been asked to provide the Noise Action Plan by the Civil Aviation Authority after announcing increased flights.

  • Nick Clegg and school dinners (Dave Radcliffe)
    Article: Sep 18, 2013

    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg used his speech to Liberal Democrat conference to announce that all pupils at infant schools in England are to get free school lunches from September 2014, with equivalent funding for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    In addition, disadvantaged students at sixth form colleges and further education colleges in England will also be eligible for free school meals also from next September. Money is also being provided for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, but as education is a devolved issue, it will be up to those running schools there to decide whether to spend the money on free lunches.

  • Tim Bick
    Article: Sep 18, 2013

    As Cambridge City Council is braced for continued reductions in government grant, its leader has issued a warning to councillors and the public that the Council will need to look very different as a result.

    According to the City Council's Mid-Year Financial Review, it will get just under £100,000 less than expected in grant next year, but more seriously around £1 million less the following year. Similar reductions of 13 per cent annually are forecast until the government grant hits zero in 2020.