Baroness Shirley Williams comes to Cambridge

April 27, 2010 12:36 PM

Shirley WilliamsLiberal Democrat peer, Baroness Shirley Williams will be visiting Cambridge on Thursday (April 29).

Baroness Williams, who was leader of the Lib Dems in the House of Lords between 2001 and 2004, will join Julian Huppert, the city's Parliamentary Candidate for a visit to the Humanitarian Centre in Gresham Road.

Centre manager, Ian Steed will take Baroness Williams and Julian on a tour of the centre, which aims to maximise Cambridge's impact on alleviating global poverty and inequality.

During the tour they will meet representatives from various organisations including Aptivate, which provides information computer technology consultancy for international development and Engineers Without Borders-UK, a national student led charity that focuses on removing barriers to development using engineering.

Later, Baroness Williams will meet party councillors, activists and supporters at the Lib Dems' election office in Wellington Court, Wellington Street, Cambridge.

Julian said: "I am looking forward to welcoming Baroness Williams to Cambridge. She is a well-respected member of the party and a highly experienced politician. I am delighted that she is able to come to support my campaign."

Originally a Labour MP, Baroness Williams was one of the Gang of Four rebels who founded the Social Democrat Party in 1981. She stood for Cambridge in the 1987 General Election but was defeated.

Ian Steed, Humanitarian Centre manager said: "We are really looking forward to meeting Shirley Williams; it will be great to have the chance to discuss the active international development organisations working in Cambridge, which the Humanitarian Centre works to promote and connect."

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