Local politicians say they will continue to work with South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen after she revealed her departure from the Conservative party to join a new anti-brexit Independent Group.
Council tax is going up by nearly five per cent after a "chaotic" meeting where councillors debated ways to fill a £13 million hole in their budget.
Council tax is set to rise as part of a bid to plug a gap in the county council's funding, but there are warnings there are still "stark and unpalatable" decisions to be made.
Cambridgeshire County Council has hit out at "irresponsible" claims it is in "financial meltdown", amid claims of poor leadership and uncertainty over the authority's upcoming budget.
Calls for an inquiry into the crisis-hit trust which runs the Cambridge Folk Festival and Big Weekend have been defeated, sparking concerns over a £750,000 bail-out from the council.