Cheltenham Lib Dems accuse Alex Chalk of breaking promises and betraying world’s poorest

Max Wilkinson, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Cheltenham, has accused Alex Chalk, Cheltenham’s Conservative MP, of abandoning their election commitment on international development spending by voting to maintain the UK’s cut on foreign aid spending, which will endanger the lives of people around the globe.

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Welcoming our new Afghan friends to Cheltenham

We have a duty to help those who have helped us. That’s why, as part of our Town of Sanctuary efforts, Cheltenham has agreed to house seven families who have served our country in the line of duty. These people have all put themselves in danger by aiding our armed forces as interpreters during the conflict in Afghanistan.

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Supporting Local Communities

From Hesters Way to Pittville, from Swindon Village to Leckhampton, right across Cheltenham people of all ages have worked together to support Community activity.

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Promoting LGBT+ equality in Cheltenham

The mayor of Cheltenham, Councillor Steve Harvey, has announced plans to work with chairperson of Pride in Gloucestershire, Jason ‘JayJay’ Potter-Peachey, to promote LGBT+ equality.

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Find your happy place in Cheltenham

Our £180million housing investment is about fairness for families.

What does the by-election win mean for Lib Dems in Cheltenham

Last night we secured an historic by-election victory in Chesham and Amersham.

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Cheltenham’s coffee pod recycling is a nationwide first!

Taking action on the Climate Emergency in Cheltenham

For World Environment Day, we want to highlight some of the work being done by Cheltenham Liberal Democrats to tackle the Climate Emergency. 

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Why we need a full A&E at Cheltenham General Hospital

When Cllr Guy Maughfling felt chest pains on Tuesday night, he was taken to hospital in an ambulance. He reveals his experience here and tells us why it’s important we return to a full A&E at Cheltenham General Hospital. On July 1, the A&E will reopen to its pre-pandemic service - not a full 24/7 A&E department.

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360 EU citizens in Cheltenham are stuck in Home Office backlog as cliff-edge looms

The Liberal Democrats are calling for all EU citizens in the UK to be given the automatic right to stay, as new figures reveal that 360 living in Cheltenham are still waiting for the Home Office to process their applications – with just five weeks to go before the Government’s deadline.

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Cheltenham Lib Dems select a new team to build a better life for all

Cheltenham Liberal Democrats have selected a new leadership team to deliver on the commitments made in the party’s local election manifesto.


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Cheltenham Lib Dems call on Conservative MPs to fight to save the planet in Parliament.

At the Cheltenham Borough Council Meeting of 22 March, a Climate & Ecological Emergency Bill motion was passed, proposed by Cllr Martin Horwood and seconded by Cllr Angie Boyes.

The motion was voted in favour by Liberal Democrats, but the Conservative Councillors abstained.

The climate emergency is the biggest threat to humanity. We have to act fast. Rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes are required in all aspects of society.

As the world slowly starts to recover from the Global pandemic, which has and will have long lasting and deep impacts especially on the most disadvantaged in the world, climate change and ecological renewal must be at the centre of the recovery.

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Working together on green projects to improve our town

Minster Exchange Project

This week sees an exciting step in the Minster Exchange Project that I have been working on, the council has entered into a pioneering joint venture between the public and private sector, with a group of local entrepreneurs, who brought forward the concept of a modular construction to provide a workshop space to support small business, over the last two years this has evolved into something altogether bigger.

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Stop the dangerous and draconian Police Bill

Alex Chalk slammed for backing “dangerous & draconian” Police Bill The Cheltenham Liberal Democrats have called for the bill which takes away our freedoms to be stopped in its tracks.

In a letter to Alex Chalk, Liberal Democrat spokesperson Max Wilkinson for Cheltenham urge the Conservative MP to “stop the dangerous and draconian Bill in its tracks”

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Give NHS heroes a pay rise

1% pay rise is an insult to our NHS heroes says Lib Dems.

Liberal Democrats have slammed the Conservative Government's insulting pay offer to NHS workers.

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Planting a lasting tribute to Covid heroes and victims

Our town’s response to the pandemic is something we can all be proud of.  Our NHS staff, teachers, key workers and volunteers have put in so much effort and helped so many.  It’s right that Cheltenham remembers this – so much compassion deserves a lasting legacy.

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Grant EU citizens the automatic right to stay in the UK.

510 EU citizens in Cheltenham are stuck in limbo as ‘Settled Status’ backlog soars.

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Need help? Just ask.

These are hard times. Anyone who is furloughed and unable to work because of Covid restrictions, or who has been made redundant or is on a reduced income will be finding it tough right now. Things are not going to get easier for some while.

It can also be particularly hard if you are home-schooling children or looking after elderly relatives.

That is why organisations across Cheltenham have come together to help those who are finding life really hard at the moment.  #FeedCheltenham and our community food banks and pantries, along with Cheltenham Borough Council, Churches and Cheltenham Borough Homes, and yes, even local supermarkets are all here to help.

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