Friday, 12 April 2013

Vince Cable Returns To City To Support Election Candidates


Business Secretary Vince Cable returns to Cambridge tomorrow (Saturday, April 13) to join Liberal Democrat candidates on the campaign trail.

He will be joined by the city’s MP Julian Huppert as he gives his support to candidates canvassing in the forthcoming Cambridgeshire County Council elections on May 2.

Vince, who studied at Cambridge University, has become a familiar face in the city supporting businesses and launching the recent Business Awards.

He said: "I'm very impressed by the hard work of the Lib Dems in Cambridge.

“Ian Manning and Kilian Bourke as councillors have been strong advocates of key projects such as the Chisholm Trail and the new Science park station.

“Julian Huppert has been a champion for Cambridge in Parliament - working tirelessly to support it and its values.

“Cambridge has one of the most successful local economies in the country, with the lowest unemployment of any city and a true 21st-century knowledge-based economy.

I know that Julian has been campaigning for more infrastructure investment around Cambridge which fits with what I am trying to achieve nationally.”

Julian said: “I am delighted that Vince has found time to come back to Cambridge and support our election candidates.

“Our councillors are doing an excellent job on the county council, fighting for the issues that are so important for our city and proving a forceful opposition.

“Vince Cable understands these issues and how important Cambridge is to the UK economy generally and it is good to have his support on the doorstep.”