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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 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 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.

  • Belinda Brooks-Gordon and Andrew Duff at NW site
    Article: Sep 16, 2013

    Travellers have moved onto Cambridge University's northwest development site prompting concerns from former Cambridgeshire County Councillor, Belinda Brooks-Gordon.

    She has written to residents living near the site to keep them up to date on the situation as the university management team works with the county council to find a resolution.

  • Barratt apprentices meet Nick Clegg
    Article: Sep 6, 2013

    Cambridge apprentices, Harry Zwierzanski and Darren Frost were invited to meet Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg at a reception to celebrate their success.

    Harry and Darren, both 21, were guests of Cambridge MP, Julian Huppert at the event at the House of Commons for apprentices and their employers.

    The pair, who work for building company, Barratt Homes on its site in Trumpington Meadows, Cambridge were given the chance to quiz Mr Clegg, Leader of the Liberal Democrats before having their photograph taken with him.

  • Cutlacks wins Discovering Cambridge
    Article: Sep 5, 2013

    Hardware store, Cutlacks, with 160 years of trading history, has won the homes and gardens category of MP Julian Huppert's Discovering Cambridge competition for August.

    Authentic Cakes in Wulfstan Way and Ark in St. Mary's Passage were named as joint second place in the competition.

    Staff at Cutlacks' Mill Road store and the branch in Ely, pride themselves on traditional customer service and offer a large range of products including kitchen and bakeware, home furnishings, paint and DIY products.