We face an enormous challenge in today's world: How to protect people's civil rights in the digital age. The Liberal Democrats have led the way pushing for the development of effective policies. As MP for Cambridge, Julian was very vocal after the Snowden revelations that intelligence services were collecting citizens' data on a mass scale, calling for a fundamental review of our surveillance laws. He led the only debate Parliament had about this.Read more
An active transport model based around cycling, walking and public transport could deliver benefits for our economy, the environment and our health. At the same time this could help to ease congestion on our roads.
Our world faces many challenges. Extreme poverty continues to blight the lives of hundreds of millions, and wars continue to run rife in many countries. It is immoral for us to stand by and do nothing.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
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.