Huppert named among top 20 influential Lib Dems
Cambridge MP Julian Huppert has been named as one of the most influential Liberal Democrats by a national newspaper.
Julian took the number 20 slot in a Daily Telegraph listing of top 50 Lib Dems compiled by a group of experts.
He was described as “independently minded” and a “passionate anti-nuclear weapons campaigner”.
The article reminded readers that in a poll in the Lib Dem Voice – the party’s newspaper for members and supporters – Julian came out on top in the ratings.
“He is independently minded and on the left of his party,” the Telegraph article said. “He voted against any increase in tuition fees and is a passionate anti-nuclear weapons campaigner.
“Huppert may be a key rebel on the Lib Dem benches, but over the past year he has grown in stature and is widely respected by the leadership for his intellect. His battle with the Coalition over email surveillance plans only helped to bolster his ever-increasing popularity with the party’s grassroots.”
Julian said: “I feel privileged to have a place in this poll alongside some top names in the Liberal Democrats.
“I have worked hard in the last two years to stand up for the issues that are so important to the people of Cambridge and nationally. I look forward to the challenges the future will bring.”