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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Martin Horwood MP signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

Martin Horwood has this week signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment.

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Martin Horwood MP backs local apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are one of the coalition government's real success stories, claims local Lib Dem MP Martin Horwood. 

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6% OF HOUSEHOLDS IN CHELTENHAM ELIGIBLE FOR HOME HEATING HELP

New research from Home Heat Helpline shows as many as 3000 households are eligible for help to keep their home warm this winter.

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Guide Dogs wish Martin Horwood MP a Cracking Christmas

Martin Horwood MP met with staff, volunteers and puppies from the charity Guide Dogs yesterday to receive a custom-made Christmas cracker, thanking them for their support this year.

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Cheltenham MP joins campaigners to call for UK leadership to end AIDS

Martin Horwood this week joined UK, international and student activists at a STOPAIDS parliamentary event to mark World AIDS Day on 1 December.

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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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