Huntingdon North and Hartford

Welcome to the Huntingdon North and Hartford county division page covering the north of Huntingdon parish, including the areas of Hartford and Sapley.


Local contacts

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Mike Humphrey


Lib Dem district councillor for Huntingdon East
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Patricia Shrapnel


Lib Dem district councillor for Huntingdon East
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Mike Shellens


Local Lib Dem campaigner

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Patricia Jordan


Lib Dem district councillor for Brampton

I have lived and worked in Huntingdon for nearly 25 years, and have seen first-hand the day-to-day problems residents have to face: social deprivation, lower-than-average educational attainment, lack of aspirations, and barely hidden drug-dealing.

What frustrates me the most is the lack of appreciation of the problems by the current Conservative-led county and district councils. It’s unforgiveable that they appear to be turning a blind eye and not acknowledging these realities. They give insufficient support, often don’t listen, and have not invested in our community in recent times.

Conservative financial cuts show blatant contempt for the impact of reduced policing, or delays in the reopening of HYC children’s centre, for example.

I know that residents are increasingly worried about the reduction in police funding and the effect it will have in the community.

Already the enquiry office at Huntingdon Police Station has been closed and replaced with a telephone system on the door, which many people complain is rarely answered within the specified time.

Suspects are now taken to Peterborough Police Station, which seems a waste of police time and resources.

When the population is rising, questions are being asked as to why PCSO numbers are being cut, increasing the workload for the remaining hard-working officers.

I feel that my forthright approach can help to fight against these issues. Working with the community as a whole, together we can make a difference.

Phil Pearce

The Lib Dem plan for our area

1. Tackling food poverty
Parts of our community have a deprivation factor as bad as some inner-city areas. We must tackle things like food poverty, supporting older people, loneliness and isolation. It was the Lib Dems who fought for and introduced free school meals for children up to Key Stage 1.

2. Support for local groups
Hard-working groups in our communities make such a difference with limited resources. Fusion, Unity in the Community, Huntingdon Volunteer Group, Godmanchester Food Bank, Oxmoor Community Fridge, HCAP and Huntingdon Covid-19 Response Group, to name but a few, would benefit from more support.

3. Helping children thrive
Local children need to be encouraged to raise their aspirations, and we need to lead by example. The town council’s recent provision of computers at the Coneygear Centre and the Freemans Society’s work with local schools should be applauded and supported. As a former local school governor and a member of the Children and Young People’s Committee and the Cambridge School Improvement Board, I am passionate about maximising opportunities for all children to thrive.


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Updated 10/5/2021

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