On Sunday (14 May) Julian, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Cambridge, presented trophies at the Tommy McClafferty Cup, a 5-a-side football tournament for local homeless organisations. This year Cambridge Constabulary beat the Emmaus Cambridge team 5-1 to take the trophy.
Liberal Democrats have announced they would end years of pay restraint for nurses, teachers and police in Cambridge by lifting the 1% cap on public sector pay and increases wages in line with inflation.
The Liberal Democrats have announced plans to address the housing shortage in Cambridge and build more affordable homes.
Julian welcomes Lib Dem commitment to invest almost £7 billion extra in schools and colleges over the next Parliament.
This extra money would reverse the proposed cuts, ensure no school misses out in the move to the new Fairer Funding Formula, protect Further Education funding and the Pupil Premium in real terms, and provide more support for continuous professional development for teachers.
On Saturday 6th May, Julian Huppert launched his General Election campaign in front of a packed hall of Cambridge Lib Dem members. Click below to watch Julian's full speech on YouTube.
Julian Huppert writes:
This has been a rather unexpected week, with Tuesday’s surprise announcement of a General Election.
I’m delighted to announce that I will be standing on June 8th for re-election as the MP for Cambridge.
After the catastrophic result of the EU Referendum last year, I decided I could not sit back and let the country suffer.
Cllr Ian Manning has been working with South Cambridgeshire colleagues Cllr Anna Bradnam and Cllr Hazel Smith to investigate concerns that Network Rail are breaching their agreed plans for the station, specifically where it runs up to Long Reach Road.
The nature of the station site means both South Cambridgeshire and City Council officers are involved, hence Lib Dem Councillors working together to ensure the issue is given sufficient attention.
We're extremely disappointed to report that the Clinical Commissioning Group has decided to authorise the move of the out of horus service to Addenbrooke's despite significant local opposition.
Manning and Dalzell tell CCG to respect Heath Committee decision and community feelings
Cllr Ian Manning, Lib Dem East Chesterton County Councillor and candidate for Chesterton and Jamie Dalzell, Lib Dem candidate for Kings Hedges are calling on the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to respect the calls from the County Council’s Health Committee to go away and do more work on mitigation measures before the out of hours service is moved.