Burwell Liberal Democrats

Edited by Hazel Williams, Liberal Democrat Councillor for Burwell. Learn more

Introduction East Cambridgeshire District Council is small, but has some very big plans. Under twelve years of Conservative control, the council has come up with a number of large and very expensive projects, many of which they have been promising for years but none of which have yet come to reality. Meanwhile the council has […]

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Lib Dems Win in East Cambs

by Gareth Wilson on 29 April, 2014

Yesterday the Liberal Democrats stormed to victory in Sutton, East Cambridgeshire. Lorna Dupre gained the seat previously held by the Conservative Council Leader. Cllr Dupre came from third place in 2011 to take 50.9% of the vote (an increase of 27%). The Conservative and Labour candidates saw large drops in their support. The Tories dropped […]

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Making Cambridgeshire a better place to live

by Gareth Wilson on 10 April, 2013

Making Cambridgeshire a better place to live Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats Manifesto 2013 The Liberal Democrats want to make Cambridgeshire a better place for people to live, in its cities, towns and villages, because we believe that the success of Cambridgeshire’s economy depends on quality of life more than in any other shire county. To make […]

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On May 5th Vote Liberal Democrat

by Gareth Wilson on 20 April, 2011

Why you should vote Liberal Democrat

by Gareth Wilson on 20 April, 2011

• If we can elect sufficient Liberal Democratic councillors to East Cambs District Council we will hold an emergency budget, to put back the funding into Dial a Ride, Care and Repair, Citizens Advice Bureaux and the Recycling Credits. • We will continue to listen to people – no more fake consultations. • We will […]

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Tory cuts to Recycling hit Burwell Village College

by Gareth Wilson on 20 April, 2011

ECDC has decided to replace the recycling credits it receives from CCC and has previously passed completely on to the 22 parish councils, schools, village halls and charities hosting recycling bank receptacles. They had been based on £38 per tonne. The proposal to pay a fixed rent of £60 per receptacle per year has been […]

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Tories on East Cambridgeshire District Council have ploughed more than £500,000 of taxpayers’ money on a new leisure centre for Ely which is in the wrong place. The money has paid for consultants and architect’s fees but not one brick has been laid and the Tories have no idea how they will raise up to […]

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Tories mislead over council tax freeze

by Gareth Wilson on 20 April, 2011

East Cambridgeshire Tories, whose poor financial management has forced them to make spending cuts across the district, have taken full credit for a freeze in council tax when it has only been made possible by a grant from the coalition government. The district council has been offered a £99,000 grant – equivalent to a 2.5 […]

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Reach Fair

by Hazel Williams on 12 May, 2009

The rain only came for a few minutes as we were walking across to throw the newly minted pennies to the crowd. Notice I didn’t say children, as the adults were as interested in catching them as the children! It was another great occasion for Reach, a real community event – with a few thousand […]

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Vince Cable to visit Ely

by Hazel Williams on 11 May, 2009

Vince Cable (MP for Twickenham, Lib Dem Treasury spokesman and deputy leader) will be attending a reception at St Eltheldreda’s Church, Ely, from 7:00pm, to talk about his new book The Storm: The World Economic Crisis and What It Means. Tickets for this event are available from Toppings Bookshop (01353 645005)

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