Nick Clegg meets Cambridge students

February 23, 2010 9:35 AM
Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg

Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg will be in Cambridge on Thursday (February 25) to face questions from students and reinforce his election pledges.

Nick has been invited to the city by the Cambridge Liberal Democrats and will be welcomed by Julian Huppert, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Cambridge.

He will talk about the party's main election policies including:

• abolishing tuition fees for students over a six year programme with fees for final year students being scrapped in the first year;

• scrapping the national ID cards system and removing all innocent people from the DNA database;

• a massive programme of investment in renewable energy sources and investing money in green technology to deliver hundreds of thousands of new jobs in the future.

Nick will also take part in a question and answer session with the students when he is expected to face questions on the Lib Dem's promises for the future.

The student-only event will take place at 2pm in the Lecture Theatre at Trinity Hall.

Julian said: "This is an excellent opportunity for students to find out where Nick Clegg and the party nationally stand on major issues which directly affect them.

"I know the students will have plenty of questions on the issues which they see as crucial in the run up to the general election."

Dom Weldon, Chair of Cambridge Student Liberal Democrats said: "Nationally, everything is still up for grabs at the next election; there is no clear winner yet. Nick Clegg's visit will be a great chance for students to engage with national politics and find out more about a real alternative for government, the Liberal Democrats and Julian Huppert in Cambridge."

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