The annual report into complaints against Cambridge City Council has shown an increase in the number of complaints for the third successive year. This compares to a downward trend when the Liberal Democrat Group ran the city, including a 45% reduction in the number of complaints from 2008/09 to 2013/14.
Local Liberal Democrat councillors and campaigners have launched a petition to halt cuts of £1 million to children’s centres across Cambridgeshire.
The Liberal Democrats have announced they would invest in repairing every local authority primary school in Cambridgeshire, as part of a £17bn investment fund over the next parliament to fix hospitals and schools in England. Julian and Shirley Williams met with Cambridge parents to discuss the potential impact of this investment.
The Lib Dem plan comes as figures reveal that in Cambridgeshire there are a total of 913 repairs needed across 130 primary schools equalling a total of £5.7m.
Following the recent opening of Cambridge North, Liberal Democrat candidate Julian Huppert and Chesterton County Councillor Ian Manning have set out a 5-point plan, including setting up a Station Users' Forum, to maximise the station’s effectiveness and impact.
Earlier this week Julian visited the Victoria Project, which offers specialised support and accommodation for homeless individuals in Cambridge, particularly those who have experienced addiction or mental health issues.
This morning Julian and Cambridge Lib Dems celebrated the opening of Cambridge North station by taking the first train from the station into Cambridge. As a local councillor and then as an MP Julian worked with civil servants and ministers to secure approval for the project.
Earlier today Julian visited Railway House on Mill Road to discuss housing and support services for young people in Cambridge. Railway House supports young people aged 16 to 21 who are vulnerable or at risk of homelessness by providing accommodation and promoting independent living.Read more
1,200 3-4 year-olds in Cambridgeshire would benefit from Liberal Democrat plans to triple funding for the early years pupil premium, with gives extra cash to nurseries, preschools and school receptions when they take on children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Liberal Democrats have announced they would boost investment in police forces by £300m a year. This is in stark contrast to the Conservatives who have overseen devastating cuts to community policing. Theresa May as Home Secretary and now Prime Minister has cut policing budgets by over £2bn, eroding the very fabric of community policing.Read more
Liberal Democrats have announced that they would give a “start-up allowance’ to help budding entrepreneurs with living costs in the first six months of setting up their business.Read more