Julian Huppert MP – MP for Cambridge & Transport PPC Co-Chair
MP for Cambridge & Transport PPC Co-Chair
|Occupation:||Politician and scientist|
|Education:||Educated in Cambridge.
BA (Hons) MSci in Natural Sciences and PhD in Biological Chemistry, Trinity College, Cambridge.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and Member of the Institute of Physics (MInstP)|
Julian grew up in Cambridge, attending school and university there.
He completed a PhD in biological chemistry, going on to hold research Fellowships at a number of Cambridge institutions, studying the structure and function of unusual structures of DNA, and how they could be used as anti-cancer drug targets, as well as for nanotechnology.
He became involved in politics while still at school, and was elected to Cambridgeshire County Council to represent East Chesterton in 2001, serving for eight years.
He chaired the Cambridge Traffic Management Committee for many years, and worked locally leading the campaign against the Guided Bus and ensuring the East Chesterton Community Centre and Brown's Field was built. He argued strongly for a new station in Chesterton. He was also a member of the National Council of Liberty, and served as a school governor.
In 2010 he was elected as MP for Cambridge. He has been elected to the Home Affairs Select Committee, and has campaigned in Parliament on many issues, including the need to scrap Britain's nuclear weapons, and championing the cause of science and evidence-based policies.
Cambridgeshire County Councillor, 2001-9. Group Leader 2004-7 Interests
Civil Liberties, evidence-based policies, science, environment, sustainable transport, international affairs, social justice, humanism, wellbeing.