Our membership keeps on growing and our new members are active! - here’s the story of one recent joiner
Tim Farron announced yesterday that there are now over 100000 members in our party. And what we see nationally, is also true in our District. At the start of the year we had well below 200 members, we now have over 300 members
One of our new members is Ethan Stone. On 18th April Ethan contacted Ste Greenall (District Secretary) and said “I would like to know what I can do to become a more active member of the party.” Very quickly, Ethan, along with his partner, Ellie, agreed to get out onto the streets to deliver his first leaflets.
After completing his first delivery Ethan sent the following message to Ste
Ste is very impressed with Ethan’s, and his partner Ellie’s drive and enthusiasm. It’s a fantastic example of how ANY member - old or new - can get involved and feel part of the party’s activities.
Ste asked Ethan to tell us his story, as he thought others would be interested, so here it is.Read more
We have three capable candidates standing for the three seats that cover St Ives, Wyton, Needingworth, The Hemingfords and Fenstanton. We also have four great candidates for seats in NW Cambridgeshire; Ramsey & Bury, Sawtry & Stilton, Somersham & Earith, and Warboys & The Stukeleys.
Mike Shellens election address is now published (click HERE) along with an update on the efforts he (and Ste Greenall) have been making to address traffic issues around the Sapley Road / Desborough Road area. Mike has compiled the feedback of a survey on this (click HERE). In this newsletter, Mike also talks about recent casework, the mayoral election and national developments (before the announcement of the General Election)!!
Mike's newsletter is a good read, partly because it shows just how much work Mike (and the other Liberal Democrat Councillors) gets through on your behalf! Enjoy it.
Huntingdon and Godmanchester already have two very fine County Councillors and in this election we want to increase this number to three! Your current councillors, Mike Shellens and Graham Wilson work tirelessly on your behalf, spending lots of time listening to residents concerns and representing your interests. Together with Peter Downes our candidate for the Buckden and Brampton division (introduced in a previous post), they represent a formidable force for good on the County Council.
For this election we have a new candidate in Huntingdon, Joe Jordan, who has recently moved into the area, has stood to be elected as a councillor previously too! We also have Mike Baker (also introduced in a previous post), who has extensive District Council experience.
We are really fortunate that we have so many quality candidates, so Vote Liberal Democrat and make a difference!Read more
Since the 2015 General Election we have seen a major resurgence in our party in St Neots. Over the last two years the number of people joining the party in St Neots has been significant, and this growth continues, just as it has nationally!
With a solid base of active members in the town and surrounding villages we have been increasingly active over 2 years, fighting many campaigns on behalf of local residents, despite the fact that we have had no councillors in that time.
Now we want to take the next step and represent the people as County and District Councillors. We have candidates standing in each of the seats and they have been getting positive feedback on the doorstep. Our party leader has even been here to help deliver our newletters! So now is the time to vote for a better future. Vote Liberal Democrat and make a difference!
We are very fortunate to have 2 outstanding candidates for the Buckden & Brampton and Alconbury & Kimbolton divisions in the County Council Elections on 4th May, 2017. Both Peter and Mike have lots of experience serving as councillors at County and District level and through their regular engagement with residents and their hard work in council have proven to be very effective servants for the community. Please support them with your vote
We are pleased to announce the candidates that have been selected to contest the Huntingdonshire seats in the Cambridgeshire County Council Elections and for a District Council Election, that will take place on 4th May, 2017.
Our team of candidates includes an outstanding mix of successful, very experienced, committed councillors and passionate, highly talented, new candidates, many of whom have previous councillor experience. All these people are dedicated to work on behalf of the community to deliver the services we all need, as cost effectively as possible.Read more
The Liberal Democrat's manifesto for the Cambridgeshire Council Elections is now available!
Cambridgeshire County Council is facing serious financial challenges. Central government has been cutting financial support and capping council tax increases. At the same time we have a fast-growing population, more people living longer and needing more care, more children needing school places. We do not intend to make glib promises but these are some of our main priorities:-
On 21st March, Tim Farron came to St Neots to show his support for our local team as we prepare for the County Council elections, and also to support Rod Cantrill, who is our candidate for Mayor of Peterborough and Cambridgeshire. Tim immediately got involved. He helped the team deliver Focus newsletters in Priory Park, talked to members about issues that are impacting the area, and gave a short "state of the nation" address to the team.
The chicanes on Sapley Road have been the source of more complaints to your Lib Dem Focus Team than any other subject. It has been a puzzle to know what to do about them. Recently there has been progress on identifying possible ways forward. The Lamport Drive chicane, has been particularly problematic, with a number of collisions having occurred. After extensive discussions with residents, Engineers have agreed to install a more visible yellow sign, and we hope that this relatively cheap action will produce good results.
The next challenge is the Desborough Road chicane, which is widely perceived to be dangerous by local drivers. We have thought of some things that we could try, and now we would like you to tell us your preferences. We have produced a paper with options (click HERE):-
You can go to https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SapleyRoadChicane and give us your views. If you prefer not to use your computer then please send your reply to Mike Shellens, 21 High St, Brampton PE28 4TG by 1 April.