Lib Dems challenge County Council to face-up to Climate Emergency

Gloucestershire’s Liberal Democrats are bringing forward a motion to the next Full Council calling for the adoption of an ambitious carbon emissions reduction plan.  

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Max says: people won’t be fooled by MP’s climate change bill

Reacting to the news that Cheltenham's Tory MP Alex Chalk has introduced a climate change bill to parliament, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Cheltenham Max Wilkinson said:

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Cross-party statement on People's Vote and revoking Article 50

Following cross-party talks, opposition parties have called for a People's Vote to be a priority and to keep the option to revoke Article 50 on the table to avoid a no-deal Brexit.

In a joint statement, Vince Cable, Liz Saville Roberts, Ian Blackford, Chuka Umunna and Caroline Lucas said:

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Gloucestershire Lib Dems marching for a people’s vote

This Saturday, hundreds of people from Gloucestershire are expected to join the hundreds of thousands from across the country that are set to descend on Parliament Square to demand a People’s Vote.

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PM must not be allowed to waste more parliamentary time

Responding to the decision by Commons Speaker John Bercow to rule out the Conservative Government holding another vote on its previously rejected Brexit agreement if the motion remains "substantially the same", Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said:

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Labour cannot keep playing both sides on Brexit

Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson Tom Brake has warned that the Labour leadership “cannot keep playing both sides and get away with it” after John McDonnell suggested Labour would support a People’s Vote, if the Prime Minister does not support Jeremy Corbyn’s demands.

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Cheltenham MP makes over £16,000 from his second job

According to House of Commons records, Cheltenham's Tory MP declared £16,293 of earnings from his second job doing legal work between August and November last year – a period of just four months. For that money he worked 97 hours as a barrister, the equivalent of almost a day a week over the period.

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Airbus warning a stark reminder of the livelihoods at risk

Responding to Airbus’ latest warning that a no-deal Brexit could force it to pull out of the UK, describing the Brexit process as a "disgrace", Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said: 

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Theresa May’s Brexit deal is dead

Cheltenham Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate Max Wilkinson has said the Tories’ Brexit Deal is dead.

Yesterday’s vote in Parliament takes us a step closer to an exit from Brexit - with a resounding defeat of Theresa May’s Brexit deal - the biggest defeat in Parliament ever.

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Rail fare rise is another kick in the teeth for Cheltenham commuters

Responding to today’s increase in rail fares, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary spokesperson for Cheltenham Max Wilkinson said: “The rise in rail fares is another kick in the teeth for rail passengers in Cheltenham.

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