23 April 2015 Vol. 17 Easter Issue 1
It’s exam term. Ditch the UL and find yourself a quirky spot to revise – but at heights like these, take care of yourself.
Image: Rob Humphries
Election Special: Labour take lead in exclusive poll
Anna Carruthers News Editor
lection fever has gripped Cambridge, with viral posters, defamation claims between candidates and a visit from Ed Miliband making the headlines. An election survey conducted by The Cambridge Student suggests Labour may well be presenting a serious threat to incumbent Julian Huppert (for full coverage, see pages 4-6) among Cambridge students. As such, Cantab voters could prove decisive in this contest. However, a recent poll
gave the Liberal Democrats’ candidate Julian Huppert a nine-point lead over his Labour rival in Cambridge. The poll, conducted by Lord Ashcroft in March 2015, placed the Liberal Democrats on 40%, the Labour Party on 31% and the Conservatives on 17%. The Green Party and UKIP polled at 9% and 3% respectively. Yet, recent events may have since significantly altered the political landscape. On 17 April, the Conservatives’
Chamali Fernando filed a defamation suit against her Lib Dem opponent, as reported in Varsity, following his comments in response to the recent mental illness wristband controversy. At a hustings on Monday 13 April, Cambridge blogger Richard Taylor tweeted that Fernando had suggested that those suffering from poor mental health ought to wear wristbands, an allegation Huppert later repeated. Continued on page 3...
– Which party won the most colleges?: p4 Comment – FOMO: The curse of the young: p12 Cartoon – Revision: p20-21 Fashion – Feeling overdressed? May Ball gowns can go: p28
Take a break from revision and learn to dance!
Learn more at www.cambridgedancers.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org Ballroom Dancing - Friday 24th April from 8:30 pm Taster Session FREE To Try! University Centre (Main Dining Hall), Granta Place Great skill to learn * Lots of fun * Make new friends across the university Fantastic value * Optionally compete for Cambridge * Try it at our Taster Session!