Election term kicks off

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.

Graph of 2005 general election result in Cambridge
Graph of 2005 general election result 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.

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1 Response to “Election term kicks off”


  1. 1 Phil Rodgers April 20, 2010 at 8:05 am

    I think the Charles Kennedy visit is in fact on Thursday.


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