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
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.Read more
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.Read more