The new Cambridgeshire County Council Lib Dem group met for the first time last Friday. 10 of its 23 members are new and there is now a healthy mix of young and old, the average age is less than 50, and male and female. Members also bring experience of both the private and public sectors. Read the rest of this entry.
… 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.
The first time residents of Impington Lane knew that it was going to be closed was when the signs went up. No-one thought to warn them in advance. And it came as a double blow to some as 14 Jun 09 is the day that the Histon and Impington gardens are open to the public and blocking a major thoroughfare on that day would be bad news. Read the rest of this entry.
My May 2009 is now available on-line. Click on May 2009 report for parish councils in the box on the left to acccess it.
If you want an update on my re-election campaign click on the David and Sue’s Campaign link in the box on the left. Or simply click here.
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.
It was one of Margaret Thatcher’s infamous quotes and it was perhaps misrepresented but there is such a thing as society and it’s something we all have to work hard to preserve it. Not so the owner of the dog which left the mess in the picture. Read the rest of this entry.
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.
“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.