How you can help Sarah Brown win in Cambridge

A Cambridge Council by-election has made national headlines this week after a Labour Councillor resigned because she didn’t agree with the terms of the Equality Act, which has been in force since 2010.

Our candidate in the by-election is former Councillor for the ward and former Executive Councillor for Community Wellbeing Sarah Brown.

From Pink News:

Ahead of the September 13 by-election, the Liberal Democrats picked respected transgender activist Sarah Brown as the candidate for Sinnott’s vacated Petersfield seat.

Brown, a polyamorous transgender lesbian campaigner, previously held the seat from 2010 until 2014.

The candidate said: “Petersfield is where I live and I aim to champion it as I already know how – and as I did before.”

She added: “I am sad to see the campaign to turn the clock back on the city council’s equalities policy, which I will resist.

“It’s right that the needs and rights of transgender people, along with other groups, are recognised here, as national legislation expects.

“Cambridge has led by example on diversity, tolerance and liberal values, and we must defend that leadership from those who seek to divide us.”

It’s good to see the official Lib Dems Twitter account get behind her:

Sarah has a national profile in the party as a member of the Federal People Development Committee, a regular Conference Speaker and a member of LGBT+ Lib Dems Executive Committee. Her many friends in the party will want to help get the best result they can. You can get her campaign off to a fabulous start by donating here.

An important dimension of any election these days is Brexit. And they really, really don’t come more anti-Brexit than Sarah. And in a heavily Remain town like Cambridge, that presents voters with the chance to send a very strong message to Jeremy Corbyn that he needs to stop helping the Tories inflict disaster on the country.

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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5 Comments

  • Little Jackie Paper 14th Aug '18 - 11:59pm

    Petersfield is very nice. I’ve been a few times – recommended.

  • People within range of Cambridge can also provide more hands-on help, I imagine! I’ve not been in Cambridge for ages, I might see some of you there!

  • Yeovil Yokel 15th Aug '18 - 10:53am

    What is ‘polyamorous’?

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