South Cambs Lib Dems elect new leaders

South Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats have named Councillor Bridget Smith as their new leader. Bridget Smith takes over from Sebastian Kindersley as group leader with John Williams becoming the new deputy leader. Cllr Bridget Smith, who has represented Gamlingay on South Cambridgeshire District Council since 2008, was elected last night following Cllr Kindersley’s decision to stand down as group leader at the end of his term. Cllr Smith said: “It’s been a privilege to work with Sebastian both within the group and in our division. He has led our group through challenging times and I’d like to thank him for his hard work over the last few years. “This is a[…]

County Council urged to fly the Rainbow Flag! @lgbtld @CambridgeLDs

Cambridgeshire County Council is in danger of sending a contradictory message to the public by not flying the rainbow flag warns Liberal Democrat Ed Cearns. He says the council has a good record of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people but its failure to fly the flag during LGBT history month in February could be misinterpreted. Cllr Cearns, who represents Cambridge’s Market Ward on the county council said that not flying the flag sends a negative message to young people who are LGBT with the implication that the council does not support them. He is raising a motion at full council on at the end of March 2014[…]