27 Jun 2024

A new MRP polls for Cambridge released yesterdays show Lib Dem Cheney Payne in a close race with Labour for next week's general election. 

The model from WeThink and the Economist, had Labour on 40% and Cheney on 36%, narrowing the gap from the 2019 general election, with the Conservatives and Greens in a distant joint third with 11% each. 

This came the same evening as Labour Candidate Daniel Zeichner failed to attend last night's election hustings focused on tackling the causes of poverty, sending a substitute in his place.

Cheney Payne, Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for Cambridge said:

"This poll shows Labour cannot keep taking Cambridge for granted. As our local MP fails to show up to discuss tackling poverty in our city, Keir Starmer is running away from our city's liberal, european values. He has ruled out rejoining the European Single Market, said he supports keeping first past the post and has u-turned on his commitments to tackle climate change & scrap the unfair two-child benefit cap.

"While this 'red wall' strategy is clearly succeeding in winning Keir Starmer power on July 4th, their failure to stand up for the values of places like Cambridge could be coming home to roost."

"Regardless of the result on July 4th I will be holding the new Labour government to account - fighting to fix our broken health service & social care system, to get fairer funding for Cambridgeshire's schools and to rebuild our relationship with Europe."

Bar Chart showing close race between Labour and Lib Dems in Cambridge

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