Liberal Democrats in Cambridgeshire have launched a campaign to protect people’s free internet access at libraries.
On Tuesday 13 February, the Conservatives will be proposing a charge for people using the internet at the library for more than half an hour.
Liberal Democrats believe that access to the internet is a key element of equality in the modern world, and that the County Council has a responsibility to provide internet access to those who for reasons of finance or where they live may not have high quality internet access in their homes.
Those living in poverty or in rural areas are already isolated in many ways. To charge for internet access in libraries will only deepen the inequalities in our county. Jobseekers and those receiving Universal Credit are likely to suffer particularly, as they are obliged to spend many hours looking for work in order to receive their benefits.
The Liberal Democrats are therefore opposing this charge and we hope our campaign will help defeat the proposal on Tuesday.
Please sign the petition here.