Sawston and Shelford

Welcome to the Sawston and Shelford county division page covering Babraham, Great Shelford, Harston, Haslingfield, Hauxton, Little Shelford, Newton, Sawston and Stapleford parishes.

Local contacts


Brian Milnes

Lib Dem county councillor for Sawston and Shelford and district councillor for Sawston

Maria King

Lib Dem county councillor for Sawston and Shelford

Clare Delderfield

Lib Dem district councillor for Sawston

Fiona Whelan

Lib Dem district councillor for Harston and Comberton

Ian Sollom

Lib Dem district councillor for Harston and Comberton

Nick Sample

Lib Dem district councillor for Shelford

Peter Fane

Lib Dem district councillor for Shelford

Tony Mason

Lib Dem district councillor for Harston and Comberton

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The quality of life for local residents is what makes this area so great.

We need a county council that takes care of that, not makes it worse. The state of our roads and pavements shows how the Conservatives are neglecting our area and not getting the basics - important basics - right.

And we can improve on the quality of life here too. Dernford Reservoir has been a fantastic place for local residents during lockdown. The past year has shown just how valuable quality public open space is. We should now make even better use of it as normal life resumes.

But we also need greater fairness within our communities. There are too many people relying on foodbanks and too many children with no access to a computer at home, a real issue for many during the recent months of home-schooling.

As we emerge from lockdown, we must build a greener and fairer community.

East West Rail consultation begins:

The route for the new railway line from Oxford to Cambridge is currently being consulted on, and the Lib Dems are urging all residents to have their say at

EWR’s preferred route runs from a station north of Cambourne to join the King’s Cross line south of Harston. This would mean major works to the junction north of Great Shelford, and the line would cross many roads in our area, with potentially big impacts on the environment and the landscape. Proposals include a deep cutting in Chapel Hill south of Haslingfield and a large flyover south of Harston, as well as potential road closures. These are huge concerns for the affected villages.

Local campaigners had been calling for other routes to Cambridge from Cambourne to be included as options in the consultation. This has not happened, with the government, which controls the project, deciding to provide only a comparison between a more northern approach into Cambridge North and the preferred route.

“If elected to the county council, we will fight for all residents to have access to clear and detailed information from EWR, to have an opportunity to challenge and ask questions, and to ensure residents’ concerns are taken into account for any further decision-making,” said Brian.

Brian Milnes and Maria King

The Lib Dem plan for our area

1. Repairing the potholes
Under the Conservative county council, our roads, pavements and cycle paths have fallen into a terrible state, littered with potholes. Astonishingly, the Conservatives have now cut Cambridgeshire’s road maintenance grant for next year by £7.5 million.

2. Improving Dernford Reservoir
Dernford Reservoir has been hugely appreciated by local residents during lockdown, as a beautiful place for walking, cycling and birdwatching. We will actively support plans to build new leisure facilities around the reservoir in a sustainable, environmentally sensitive way.

3. Better cycle paths
Do you live in Harston and go to college in Comberton? Do you wish you could cycle safely, even in the dark, between Harston and Haslingfield? We want a new cycle path linking these villages.

For more information on the work Cambridgeshire Lib Dems are doing locally, contact us by email or follow us on Facebook

Updated 10/5/2021

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