Tag Archives: Liberal Democrats

Labour Anti House Sharing Motion Defeated

On the evening of the 19th of April 2012 I observed Cambridge City Council debate a Labour motion on the subject of regulating shared houses in the city. The motion talked of capping the number of properties available to sharers and extending the council’s definition of a House in Multiple Occupation to include all properties [...]

Cambridge City Council Omitting Fire Hydrants from New Developments

The nearest hydrant to the 1920s built house I live in is just ~30m away. There are hydrants every ~100m or so throughout the area. On Saturday the 3rd of March 2012 I received an email from Cambridge City Council’s executive councillor for planning, Liberal Democrat Tim Ward, stating: …hydrants are a nice-to-have feature but [...]

No Free Market in Cambridge

Cambridge Market At Cambridge City Council’s West / Central Area Committee on the 5th of January 2012 a member of the public, Edward Kerns, who claimed to be representing Christ’s Pieces Residents Association made a number of contributions related to Cambridge’s Market. Firstly he passed on complaints from market stall-holders about the Made It Market [...]

Liberal Democrats Adopt Policy of Closing Women’s Prisons

Liberal Democrats Adopt Policy of Closing Women’s Prisons The Liberal Democrats have adopted a policy of closing all women’s prisons. Earlier today I watched a fantastic speech by a Liberal Democrat speaking at their conference saying the proposals were inequitable, and suggesting dropping them, but she overwhelmingly lost a vote on the matter. The Liberal [...]

Julian Huppert Calls for Legalisation of Drugs

During Prime Minister’s questions on the 29th of June 2011 Cambridge’s Liberal Democrat MP Julian Huppert asked: Does the Prime Minister believe that drugs policy has been failing for decades, as he said in 2005, and does he agree that the Government should initiate a discussion of alternative ways including the possibility of legalisation regulation [...]

Getting Your Share of the Banks – My View

Stephen Williams MP, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokeman Stephen Williams MP has today published an utterly bonkers proposal to distribute the UK state’s shareholding in the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group to all UK adults. I was planning to comment on his blog article in which he describes his proposals, but the comments [...]

Secret Consultation Underway on New Alexandra Gardens Trees Proposal

The Council is Proposing to Cut Along The Dotted Line On Friday the 4th of February Cambridge City Council secretly began a consultation with councillors on their latest proposals to carry out work to the London Plane Trees on Alexandra Gardens along Carlyle Road. Councillors have been given until Friday the 11th of February to [...]

Huppert Gagged by Party on Tuition Fees?

Cambridge MP Julian Huppert Earlier this evening I listened to Cambridge MP Julian Huppert speaking on the subject of : “The future of science in Parliament” at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge. During his speech Mr Huppert stated that he had agreed with his chief whip not to talk about tuition fees in public. I tweeted [...]

Government Says UK Must Give Prisoners Vote. MP Huppert Responds: Great!

On the morning of Tuesday the 2nd of November 2010 the Government announced, via the news media rather than through a statement in Parliament, that they are planning to give prisoners the right to vote. Cambridge’s MP Julian Huppert responded to the news with a tweet saying: It’s great to wake up to hear that [...]

Julian Huppert’s Recent Parliamentary Votes

Image: Houses of Parliament, London, Monet c.1904 Since I wrote my last article on Cambridge MP Julian Huppert’s Parliamentry voting record, which I published on the 9th of September 2010, there have been 44 more votes in the House of Commons. On the day I published that previous article Mr Huppert rebelled against the coalition [...]