Corbyn victory means Labour not credible opposition

Jeremy Corbyn's victory in the Labour leadership contest today means the party isn't serious about taking on the Tory government, according to Cheltenham's former Lib Dem  MP Martin Horwood.

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Cheltenham Borough Council ready to help refugees

Cheltenham Borough Council is offering its support to efforts to help refugees to Britain.
The Liberal Democrat administration is pledging to do all it can to ensure the town is able to support people displaced by war in the Middle East and Africa.

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Lib Dems slam health budget cuts

The Conservative Government is planning a £1.5m a year cut to Gloucestershire County Council’s public health budget.

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Council move will save taxpayers millions

As the new Conservative Government plans new funding cuts, the Liberal Democrats on Cheltenham Borough Council are working to protect local services by cutting costs.

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Local MP urged to keep hunting ban

Cheltenham's Tory MP has been urged by his predecessor to keep a strong hunting ban in place by voting against the government's amendments to the Hunting Act.

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First Tory Budget hits the young, the sick & public sector workers

Free from the restraining influence of Liberal Democrats in government, the Conservatives have reverted to type and unleashed a Budget that attacks the young, the sick and public sector workers according to Cheltenham's former MP Martin Horwood.

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Conservative Council’s record on road repairs is shocking

Liberal Democrats on Gloucestershire County Council recently received support for a call to monitor more closely the council’s highways contract with Amey.

The County Council has regularly been criticised since Amey took over the road contract. Now, there have been so many complaints from residents that local councillors have had to step in.

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Cheltenham Liberal Democrats enjoy membership surge

Cheltenham Liberal Democrats are fighting back with 60 new members following the General Election.

The party has seen a remarkable surge in support since the poll on May 7, with more than 12,000 people joining across the UK.

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Lib Dems call for referendum votes at 16

Cheltenham Liberal Democrats have called for the coming referendum of European Union membership to include 16 and 17 year olds just as in the recent Scottish referendum.  The bill to enable the European Union referendum to happen is expected to be announced in Wednesday's Queen's Speech.

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Martin Challenges JCS plan

FORMER Lib Dem MP Martin Horwood today kept his promise to give evidence at the examination of the Joint Core Strategy in front of government inspector Elizabeth Ord

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Lib Dems launch election manifesto

When Liberal Democrats launched our 2010 General Election manifesto, few people expected that many of the policies it contained would be implemented by the next Government. But that's what happened:

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Martin Horwood champions Liberal Democrat tax cuts

Martin Horwood, Cheltenham’s Liberal Democrat MP since 2005, has welcomed his party’s latest plans to cut tax for even more hard working families in Cheltenham. 

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Martin Horwood champions Lib Dem mental health campaign in Cheltenham

Martin Horwood has strongly welcomed the Liberal Democrats’ new commitment to mental health services, which has been outlined in the new publication Manifesto for the Mind, and has backed equal treatment for mental and physical health in Cheltenham and Gloucestershire.

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Cheltenham MP welcomes million pound investment in local schools

Local MP Martin Horwood has welcomed the announcement that a number of Cheltenham schools have been awarded funds for important infrastructure projects.

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The war on drugs isn't working

Writing in the Guardian, Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg and Richard Branson describe the war on drugs an "abject failure."

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Martin Horwood MP supports Fairtrade Fortnight

Martin Horwood, MP for Cheltenham, met Malawian sugar cane farmer, Allan Saidi and Jamaican sugar cane farmer, Alexia Ludford in Parliament this week, to hear about the importance of Fairtrade for farmers and their communities in developing countries

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Our roads are shocking - Conservative council is letting our town down

Cheltenham residents are tearing their hair out over widespread failure to mend potholes and delays in carrying out major road works.

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Help Martin Horwood win in Cheltenham

The general election will be on Thursday 7 May - and all the signs suggest a close fight between  local Lib Dem MP Martin Horwood and the Conservative candidate.

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Cheltenham MP welcomes new rules to safeguard pension savings

Cheltenham MP Martin Horwood has welcomed new rules unveiled yesterday to safeguard pension savings from high and unfair charges.

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Lib Dems freeze council tax and parking charges for fifth year in a row

The Liberal Democrats majority group on Cheltenham Borough Council are proposing a budget that FREEZES the borough's share of council tax (currently £187.12 a year for a Band D property) for the fifth year running. 

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