‘It’s a sign we’ve lost control’ – Chalk on Boris Johnson becoming PM

Cheltenham’s Conservative MP has admitted that the appointment of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister is a sign the party has lost control.

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Recycling is a priority

Cheltenham Borough Council is looking at the future of the Swindon Road Recycling Centre to expand the amount of things that can be recycled there.

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Chuka Umunna joins the Liberal Democrats

The Liberal Democrats are delighted to announce that Streatham MP Chuka Umunna has joined the party.

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Leaked memo confirms no-deal Brexit medicine fears

Responding to a leaked Cabinet note revealing the UK will not be ready for a no-deal Brexit by October 31st because is will take “six to eight months” to build up supplies of medicines, Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine said: 

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Lib Dems surpass record membership figures

The Liberal Democrats are delighted to announce that the party now has a record number of members following its successes in the recent local and European elections. 

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We need a change in Britain

Just in the last few months, we've had our best ever local election results, electing more than 700 new councillors; we've had our best ever European Election result, electing 16 MEPs and coming 2nd in a national election for the first time in more than 100 years.

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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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Lib Dems table no confidence motion in Government

The Liberal Democrats, alongside the SNP, Plaid Cymru and the Green party, have tabled a motion of no confidence in the Conservative Government.
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Paul Baker to spearhead Lib Dem promotion push

Cheltenham Liberal Democrats are delighted to announce that former Cheltenham Town F.C. Chairman, and councillor for Charlton Park, Paul Baker, has been elected as constituency chairman for 2019 at this year’s AGM.

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Brexit chaos hitting businesses hard

Responding to reports that UK- focused firms have been hit hard by the PM's proposed Brexit deal, with RBS, Lloyds, Barclays, Marks and Spencer, Barratt, Berkeley and EasyJet all seeing falls in their share prices

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Buy tickets for the Lib Dem Draw

The Lib Dem Draw is a great way to donate to the Liberal Democrat cause, and you could win one of our tremendous prizes

- Tickets cost just £1.00 each.

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