December meeting report

South Cambs Labour members gathered in Girton this evening to debate the future of Trident and hear about the role of Police Commissioner for the county.

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A well attended meeting at Girton Glebe School heard from Kate Hudson of CND about the controversial issue of the UK’s nuclear deterrent – a topical issue for the party on a national level at members and MPs debate the controversial policy.

The meeting also heard from David Baigent, Cambridge city councillor and public services academic, who is hoping to become a candidate for the next Police Commissioner for the county. He is currently meeting local parties and community groups to gather people’s priorities for the county’s police.

“I always use the name police service and not police force,” he explains. “They are there to serve us.

“I’m here to work for the people and I felt the best thing to do is talk to the communities and find out what they want from the police in Cambridgeshire. You will have a police commissioner in 2016 whether you like it or not and that person could be a UKIP member. I can’t think of anything more bizarre than the people in this area being represented by someone from UKIP.

“I’m listening to people now and by the time I get to the ballot box you will have a clear idea of my policies.”

South Cambs CLP members heard about plans for the regional launch of Labour In For Britain campaign, which is pushing for the UK to remain within the EU – the local party will be sending a representative to the event.

Check this website for details of the next meeting in January when the EU Referendum will be on the agenda.

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