Local MP receives party backing

May 31, 2007 3:57 PM

Cambridge MP, David Howarth, has received a ringing endorsement from local Liberal Democrats.

Mr Howarth was reselected last night by the local party to be the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Cambridge at the next general election.

During the hustings, Mr Howarth proposed a new way of doing politics that brings decisions and power back to the people. Commenting, Mr Howarth said:

"I have had the honour to serve Cambridge as its MP for the last two years and I am very pleased to have been reselected to stand again as the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Cambridge for the next General Election.

"We need to fight for a new form of politics, one which brings power and decision-making close to the people , not one which leaves all decisions to Ministers in Westminster.

"Here in Cambridge we are facing huge cuts to our health services yet there is no locally accountable body for the health service . The Health Secretary is the only person we can hold accountable for the mess. This is not right; we need to devolve power back down to local communities.

David Howarth MP in the House of Commons"In Parliament, through powerful lobbyists, major corporations have significant influence on Government decision-making and this has to end . Lobbyists are successfully preventing Britain taking the serious action we need to tackle climate change. But it needn't be this way. I will continue to fight against this situation starting with trying to defeat the outrageous Freedom of Information Exemption Bill."

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