Though, naturally, a lot of focus is currently on the General Election, Liberal Democrats continue to work hard for you in Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire. Following the recent County Council Elections, we have been thanking all those who voted for the Liberal Democrats in Huntingdon and Harford, Godmanchester, The Hemingfords and Fenstanton (see attached). We saw two County Councillors reelected in Huntingdon and Godqmanchester and saw our vote increase really significantly in The Hemingford and Fenstanton, making us the clear challenger to the Conservatives (watch out next time!).
Our councillors are already back working hard for you, our residents. You will read in Mike Shellens' note for Huntingdon and Hartford how much attention is being given to address transport and parking issues locally - and making a real difference! Graham Wilson, in his Godmanchester note highlights the new Free School that has been "approved" for Godmanchester. So far there has been no consultation with the public, local primary schools or councillors. However, when County Council officers were consulted they said there was “no basic need” to justify the school. They were told by Government officials that the case had been made and approved on the grounds of “community/social need”. We are concerned about the size of the school, potential impact on roads in Godmanchester, and the potential negative impacts on Hinchingbrooke and St Peter Schools, as we may end up in a position which we have over-capacity of school places