Labour fails to defend city to save government reputation

March 1, 2010 10:19 AM
Julian Huppert

Julian Huppert

Cambridge's Labour councillors and parliamentary candidate, Daniel Zeichner, have been accused of putting the image of the government above the interests of the city after they failed to back a call against university funding cuts.

Julian Huppert, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Cambridge attacked Labour for failing to get behind a city council motion calling on the government to reverse cuts of £900 million in higher education funding.

Labour was the only party which failed to support the motion which called on parliamentary candidates to defend the Cambridge economy.

Julian said: "Labour members have chosen to protect the image of the government rather than rally to the interests of its own city which could be severely damaged by the cuts in university funding.

"These cuts put thousands of jobs at risk and threaten the prosperity of our universities; yet Labour believes it is more important to defend a government which is making decisions which are clearly at odds with its city."

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