Colin McGerty for Queen Edith's

Colin McGertyColin McGerty is an experienced and respected campaigner. His input to many of the campaigns run by Cambridge Lib Dems has helped highlight many important issues. In 2016 Colin successfully persuaded the County Council the reverse a planned cut that would have made every School Crossing Guard in Cambridgeshire redundant and put children's lives at risk.

More recently, Colin has been championing the cause of Children's Centres, many of which are threatened with closure in the latest round of Conservative ideological austerity. His input helped to raise a 4000 signature petition against the measures, he has organised demonstrations, a social media campaign and spoken in Full Council session at Shire Hall.

Colin's passion for our City grew out his love for the way that it allows us to live, work and move through it s beautiful green spaces in our daily lives. This unique aspect of Cambridge coupled with the changing face of our traditional neighbourhoods makes Colin a fierce advocate for local residents.

Colin works as an IT consultant focused on business change and migration projects. He is married to Liz and they have two daughters at a local primary school.



  • published DON’T CLOSE OUR PUBLIC TOILETS in Campaigns 2019-11-25 21:12:06 +0000


    In a massive commercial scheme Cambridge City Council is about to redevelop its multi-storey car park in Park Street to provide a new car park underground and a hotel above ground.  In the process it is scrapping the public toilets facing the street which include specific provision for disabled people. It refuses to replace them in the new building.


    90 signatures

    We the undersigned object to the scrapping of public toilets from the council’s redevelopment in Park Street. We call on Cambridge City Council to amend its plans so that it continues to provide this basic public service at this location.

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  • published ROD CANTRILL TIPPED TO WIN IN CAMBRIDGE in News 2019-10-29 02:32:54 +0000



    A new poll by respected polling company Survation shows that voters in Cambridge are backing the Liberal Democrat candidate Rod Cantrill to be the City’s next MP.

  • Lib Dems Provide Leadership at People's Vote March


    Liberal Democrat MEP's and parliamentary candidates attending Saturday's People's Vote march in London led the way, providing Cambridge, South East Cambs and the Eastern Region with the leadership so badly needed at this time of political crisis.

    Eastern Region MEP Lucy Nethsingha was joined by Cambridge parliamentary candidate Rod Cantrill and South East Cambs parliamentary candidate Pippa Heylings at the front of Lib Dem column.

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  • posted about Shopmobility on Facebook 2018-06-22 07:50:23 +0100
    I call on Cambridge City Council to scrap the new charges for ShopMobility. Will you?

    Shopmobility Petition

    We the undersigned call on Cambridge City Council to withdraw and reconsider the charges for the use of Shopmobility which it introduced on 1st April.

    467 signatures


    Cambridge’s Shopmobility service lends mobility scooters to disabled and less mobile people to get around the city centre. This was free, but since 1st April it costs either £6 per trip plus a £48 annual subscription or £12 per trip without a subscription, by far the highest such charges in the region. 

    Social isolation is a major concern for those with reduced mobility and these unfair charges effectively close off the city centre to those at greatest risk.

    We the undersigned call on Cambridge City Council to withdraw and reconsider the charges for the use of Shopmobility which it introduced on 1st April.

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  • published Morley Residents' Parking Scheme Review in Campaigns 2018-05-18 22:11:25 +0100

    Morley Residents' Parking Scheme Review

    A residents’ parking scheme was introduced for the Morley area in November 2017. Now that it’s been running for six months, it seems a good time to review it: see how it’s working for you, and whether any modifications need to be made. There are ten questions.

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  • published 2018 Manifesto in News 2018-04-09 21:31:55 +0100

    Lib Dems Launch 2018 Manifesto

    A resurgent, motivated party.

    A resurgent Cambridge Liberal Democrats are fighting May’s City Council elections on the city’s three key priorities: local housing, tackling congestion and improvements to basic council services.

  • published Children's Centre Prepares to Close in News 2018-03-26 17:12:02 +0100

    Children's Centre Prepares to Close

    Campaigner Colin McGerty today visited Homerton Children’s Centre to thank staff as they clear out their office and move away from Holbrook Road.


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  • published Snap General Election in News 2017-04-21 22:08:18 +0100

    Snap General Election


    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.

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  • donated 2019-10-16 10:08:03 +0100

Cambridge City Councillor for Queen Edith’s ward. Lib Dem Spokes for Open Spaces and Transport