Visit From Robert Halfon MP



The Cambridge City Conservative Association were delighted to welcome Mr Halfon, Minister in the Department of Education, on Thursday 27th September.

Mr Halfon emphasised our great potentials as a Party but pointed out ways in which we can improve as a campaigning institution. Mr. Halfon stressed the need to articulate clearly our vision to moderate floating voters, for instance.

There are many notable achievements since we came to power, for which we should be proud: more people in employment than at any other time, tax cuts for low earners, the implementation of the national living wage and 2.5 million apprenticeships. These are the messages which we must promote relentlessly.

The important message behind the living wage, as announced in George Osborne’s 2015 Budget, is that “if you do a fair day’s work you get a fair day’s pay.”

Mr. Halfon noted that we are the REAL workers party, a statement used by Theresa May on the steps of No 10 when she was appointed Prime Minister; epitomised by her call to create ‘a country that works for everyone.’ Mr Halfon believes that we are the party of the ladder , the ladder of opportunity. Opportunity through education and apprenticeships for example, providing equality of opportunity for all.

The Conservatives are also committed to the NHS . The current government are spending more money on the NHS than any other party in history. That is an achievement for which we should be proud.

Mr Halfon concluded with his belief that we are the greatest political movement in the world and have a great future.

Mr Mike Harford thanked Mr Halfon for his visit and his positive message.

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We look forward to seeing you soon.

Cambridge Conservatives Visit Parliament

Another great event organised by Gina Youens for the Cambridge City Conservatives took place on the 10th May.

Fourteen people arrived in London for the guided tour of the House of Lords organised by Gina Youens.

Our President Lord Balfe met us inside and we had a very good tour guide. We were taken through Westminster Hall and into St Stephens Hall before proceeding into the House of Lords. Everyone was most interested in the grandeur of the building and the artwork and decorations throughout. The number of hereditary peers was explained and how the work of the Lords differs from that of the Commons, notably the scrutiny involved.

The Queen was due to visit the following week and preparations were underway for that. It wasn’t at all crowded which helped to make the day more enjoyable. The morning was finished with a very pleasant lunch in Central Hall.

Lord Balfe and the Trade Unions

Lord Richard Balfe

On 25 September we held the first of our new series of Political Meetings. Lord Balfe of Dulwich, our President, addressed a well-attended meeting at the Gonville Hotel. We were delighted to be in the new and stylish bar the hotel has just opened, for a wine reception, before the formal part of the evening. The meeting was opened by Simon Lee, our Chairman, who welcomed us all including many new members and supporters.

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Political stars back campaign to Turn Cambridge Blue


Michael Dobbs, Conservative life peer and author of the award winning House of Cards visited Cambridge this week to support Conservative Parliamentary Candidate, Chamali Fernando in her bid to become the next Member of Parliament for Cambridge in 2015. Lord Dobbs was here to rally the troops and his words were “we can do it, in 86 days, the Conservatives can win in Cambridge.” Continue reading

Great News For Cyclists


The Transport Minister Robert Goodwill MP visited Cambridge today (Thurs 29 Jan) to officially begin the works on the city station’s new £2.5million CyclePoint, funded through the CB1 development led by Brookgate and Network Rail with support from the Department for Transport and Cambridgeshire County Council.  Chamali Fernando, the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Cambridge said “CyclePoint will significantly improve cycle parking for rail passengers using Cambridge station, which is one of the busiest stations in the country, in the cycling capital of England.” Continue reading

Schools Visits

Cambridge is privileged to have some of the best sixth form schools in the country.
On 4 and 5 December 2014, Chamali Fernando, our parliamentary candidate, visited Hills Road Sixth Form College on 4 December 2014 and Cambridge Centre for Sixth Form Studies (CCSS). Continue reading