Emulsions run high as Cheltenham Liberal Democrats gloss over election loss


Liberal Democrats in Cheltenham have been brushing aside their election defeat by decorating their new office.

The town’s MP from 2005-15 Martin Horwood was among the well-drilled team lending a hand during a day of DIY action at the weekend.

The primer-y aim of the move is to build on the party’s recent membership surge, as well as creating a base for campaigns, although members admitted leaving the old office was a wrench.

Martin, the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Cheltenham, said: “We saw an opportunity to bounce back from the election in a new office and it’s plane to see this new setup will be perfect.

“Now we have a new Homebase, we’ll be able to hammer the message about how the Tories are Turning the screws on working people.

“Of course, losing the election put a spanner in the works of liberalism, but this new office will help us to nail future campaigns.”

The redecoration came as the Conservatives continued to paint themselves into a corner by dropping election pledges not to cut tax credits for working families.

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The new Liberal Democrat office will open in the next fortnight, with access from Berkeley Street.


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