Today, students come back to Cambridge to find the election campaign well and truly underway. On Thursday 6 May, Cambridge will elect a new MP.
With Cambridge’s excellent Lib Dem MP David Howarth retiring, we can’t be complacent – though we have an outstanding new candidate in long-time Cambridge activist and fellow of Clare Julian Huppert. Remember, at the last election, David Howarth overturned an 8,500 Labour majority on the third-largest swing in the country, and the election before that Labour had a 16,500 majority in Cambridge.
Labour are closely contesting this seat in what looks like being a tight Lib/Lab fight. The Tories, in third place on 17%, and the Greens in fourth place on 3%, are not serious candidates in Cambridge. If you can help in any way at all, then please fill in the form at http://tinyurl.com/helpcsld , or just turn up to volunteer at our HQ in Wellington Court.
STOP PRESS: Former Lib Dem Leader Charles Kennedy will be coming to Cambridge on Thursday morning, for a walkabout in Market Square – all are welcome. Just come along at 10:45am on Thursday 22 April.