2 Lib Dem County Councillors for CH&I …


… and for the Meadows, Oakington, Orchard Park, Rampton and Westwick.

It was a humbling result in Cottenham, Histon and Impington this week. After a long and exhausting campaign the Lib Dems won both county council seats. David Jenkins retained his coming top of the poll and Sue Gymer was elected just ahead of the two Tory candidates.  The margin between 2nd and 3rd was slim enough to justify a recount. Read the rest of this entry.

Facing up to the issues in Ely


Ahead of a visit to Ely Cathedral where he spoke about his recent book on the economic crisis, The Storm, Vince Cable met with Lib Dem candidates standing in the upcoming local elections. Characteristically, he had thought-provoking things to say in response to current economic and political concerns. He covered a range of issues and highlighted the absence of any real leadership from the Labour Government and the absence of any real, practical alternatives from the Tories. Read the rest of this entry.

No news about the Guided Bus


There was a bizarre Council meeting at Shire Hall yesterday. As is normal the Council debated recent Cabinet meetings including the one of 21 Apr 09 which included the item ‘Guided Busway: contract update’. Problem was Cabinet got its update in private with press and public excluded from the meeting. And the report of the meeting simply says ‘Cabinet has now received and noted the latest confidential update on the current contractual position’. Read the rest of this entry.

The Age of Stupid


“Powerful.. compelling.. incredibly entertaining.. it could change your life” These are some of the comments made about Age of Stupid, the brilliant new climate change movie starring Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, looking for clues and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance? Read the rest of this entry.