Thursday, 9 May 2013

Cambridge MP Julian Huppert To Continue As LGA Vice President


Cambridge MP Julian Huppert has been nominated to serve as a Vice President of the Local Government Association  for the coming year.

His nomination is expected to be ratified by the LGA General Assembly in July. He has held this post since 2010.

Every year the four political groups at the LGA invite parliamentary representatives from the House of Commons, House of Lords, and European Parliament to be its Vice-Presidents

Julian, who represented East Chesterton on Cambridgeshire County Council and was leader of the Lib Dem group before being elected at Cambridge’s MP, said: “I am delighted to be nominated for this role for another year.

“The Local Government Association is vital in ensuring the voices of local councils are heard in national government.

“The Liberal Democrats have worked hard to make sure that localism is top of the government’s agenda so that more decisions are taken locally by elected councillors who know their local areas and the issues affecting their residents.

“And the LGA supports and promotes this work so that councils can get the funding and help they need from the government.”