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Julia Cambridge selected as Parliamentary Candidate for South Holland and the Deepings

May 6, 2017 6:07 PM
Originally published by South Lincolnshire Liberal Democrats

Julia CambridgeSouth Lincolnshire Liberal Democrats are delighted to announce that former businesswoman Julia Cambridge has been selected as the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for the snap General Election to represent South Holland and the Deepings.

Julia has lived in the East Midlands since 2009 and is a governor at three schools one of which is attended by her daughter. After studying at the Royal College of Art she spent many years working in America and Europe in the fashion industry, returning after nine years to start her own business.

Always a strong advocate for women she regularly lectures for 'Women in Business'.

"Small business owners are the backbone of our economy and I am proud to use my experience to offer training and support for women in business".

Now her charitable, volunteer and political roles take centre stage. Former candidate in the 2015 General Election Julia has become a top mentor for the Campaign for Gender Balance helping other women achieve in politics.

Away from politics Julia is a passionate supporter of animal charities championing causes such as tighter inspections on live animal exports, is Chair of a National Campaign to save green spaces and a volunteer for Age UK providing carer support.

"Older people are often invisible and marginalised. Loneliness can be as big a killer as poor health. It is important to me to do what I can both practically and politically. >From the NHS to pensions I have and will always champion the things our elderly community hold dear".

She attributes her Liberal Democrat roots to her mother, a former NHS nurse, who is a strong supporter of the party and once stood as a Councillor. Her childhood was spent abroad as her father was in the RAF based in Cyprus. After returning to live in England Julie was struck by the obvious divisions in British society: the gap between rich and poor and the hostility to vulnerable people.

"Whether it is the Conservative or the Labour Party holding power the big issues, the things that matter to people, are not being addressed. The NHS is underfunded, schools are left crumbling while the government invest in 500 free schools and push selective education, food is shrinking yet costing more while wages stagnate. I want more and people in South Holland and the Deepings deserve more than this".

Julia will be standing for election on 8th June.