Cheltenham MP takes local workers’ fair redundancy fight to the top

The on-going campaign to get a fair deal for the hundred local workers who will lose their jobs due to the closure of Vibixa in Cheltenham by owners Weetabix was today taken to Westminster by Martin Horwood MP.

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Flood insurance - more action needed

Cheltenham MP Martin Horwood is calling for action on the availability and affordability of flood insurance.

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Parents to get help with childcare costs

Working families will get thousands of pounds to ease the cost of childcare as part of a major tax-free childcare package that is to be rolled out in 2015.

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Fire in their bellies! Free school meals will help our kids perform

Cheltenham’s MP Martin Horwood has welcomed the introduction of free school meals for hundreds of children in the town. From September this year all reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils are entitled to a free meal at lunchtime.

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Good news on apprentices and jobs in Cheltenham

Well over 2,000 apprenticeships have started in Cheltenham since 2010.

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Lib Dems plan boost to High Street

Liberal Democrat-led Cheltenham Borough Council has agreed to allocate half a million pounds towards improving the High Street, especially the paving.  The money will come from the proceeds of recent sales of council land.

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Martin supports Westminster Dog of the Year

Westminster Dog of the Year is organised by the Kennel Club and Dogs Trust to highlight the need for responsible dog ownership.

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MP TELLS RAILWAY BOSSES: ‘CELEBRATE - THEN PLAN FOR THE FUTURE’

Cheltenham MP Martin Horwood was amongst local leaders greeting HRH The Princess Royal at Kemble station to mark the successful redoubling of the 17 mile stretch of track between Swindon and Kemble.

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Lib Dems are prioritising mental healthcare

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has announced that treatment for mental health conditions will be brought into line with other NHS services with the introduction of the first ever waiting time standards.

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Martin Horwood backs new rights for private renters

Today Liberal Democrats voted at their party conference in Glasgow to strengthen the rights of the England’s nine million private rental tenants.

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Martin takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

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Cheltenham's Liberal Democrat MP Martin Horwood got a soaking with the help of Gloucestershire Echo Editor Kevan Blackadder.

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Liberal Democrats want answers over A & E downgrade

Local Liberal Democrats are still challenging NHS bosses over the downgrade of services at Cheltenham General’s Accident & Emergency department.

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Call to improve the cycle network

Lib Dems in Cheltenham are pressuring the authorities to improve the cycle network in the town.

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Local MP joins Cheltenham Animal Shelter for Staffie campaign launch

Cheltenham MP Martin Horwood visited Cheltenham Animal Shelter for the launch of their new campaign - Staffies. They’re Softer Than You Think.  The campaign, which is in partnership with Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in London, aims to raise awareness of the plight of the Staffie, challenge negative perceptions about the breed and show the true soft character of these loveable dogs, that were once known as ‘Nanny dogs’ for their affinity with children. 

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Councillors reject homes on Leckhampton green land

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Cheltenham borough councillors on the planning committee united on 31 July to throw out an application for 650 new houses and a commercial development on the treasured green land at Leckhampton between the Shurdington Road and Church Lane.

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Local election success for Lib Dems

Cheltenham Liberal Democrats are celebrating a terrific set of borough council election results.
The party won 14 of the 20 seats on offer, including two victories in areas considered safe Conservative territory.

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Martin Horwood's A & E campaign

Over a three thousand people have signed Martin Horwood’s petition urging the local NHS to rethink their decision to close Cheltenham’s Accident and Emergency Department to ambulance admissions at night.

 

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