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Lib Dems' election manifesto to ensure city's success

March 31, 2012 10:49 AM

Cambridge Liberal Democrats launched their election manifesto today (Saturday, March 31) and promised to continue to ensure the success of the city by investing in its people and its future.

They reiterated their vision for Cambridge to meet housing needs, support the city's economy, care for the environment, tackle anti-social behaviour and meet the needs of the vulnerable.

And looking forward, they said they would continue to do things better for lower costs, with a focus on working more smartly behind the scenes.

Leader Sian Reid said: "We have worked hard over many years to find better ways for the city council to deliver services. This has meant we have preserved investment and protected frontline services during tough times.

"We take our lead from our residents and make decisions as closely as possible to the people affected by those decisions."

The manifesto sets out clear priorities for new spending in the future:

  • Supporting vulnerable individuals and communities including a new job club, installing welfare advice points and rehabilitating street drinkers;
  • Investing in streets and open spaces including piloting street champions to tackle litter, a 20mph scheme, dual use litter bins and promoting Mill Road;
  • Getting Cambridge's future right by cutting energy use and investing in renewable and making the case for sustainable transport.

Cllr Reid added: "We are never complacent about the city's economy and the outlook for its vulnerable.

"Our approach and our work with so many organisations is paying off for Cambridge. The city has weathered the storm better than any other city in the UK which was acknowledged by the Centre for Cities."

To download the manifesto, click here.