The Windrush generation - 70 years on

By Baroness Floella Benjamin.

 

Today is the first ever National Windrush Day – 70 years since the arrival of HMS Empire Windrush.

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Tells us your views on the NHS

The NHS and social care services are in a state of crisis. The Conservatives have left them chronically under-funded, and staff embattled and undervalued, while need continues to grow and patient care suffers.

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£100million set to be invested for young people and families

  • Victory for Max in homes campaign as £100million set to be invested for young people and families.
  • Liberal Democrat borough council to invest £100million in homes for young people and families.
  • Move follows successful motion to council by Cheltenham parliamentary candidate Max Wilkinson.
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Thank you for believing in us

Cheltenham people in their thousands put their trust in the Liberal Democrats in May’s local elections. The Lib Dems won 17 out of 21 seats up for elections, taking our total up to 32 seats out of 40 – a gain of three seats

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Believing in Cheltenham

Cheltenham is a beautiful, green and prosperous town with a wonderful history and heritage. There is much to celebrate in the town, and a great many improvements are under way. Yet Cheltenham also faces many challenges. We cannot simply take the strength of our local economy for granted. We cannot accept the levels of deprivation that exist in some part of the town. More needs to be done to provide decent and secure housing for local people. There is more to do to tackle problems like traffic congestion and anti-social behaviour. 

Liberal Democrats are confident that Cheltenham’s best days lie ahead. To make that aspiration a reality, the town needs a local council that believes in Cheltenham and is prepared to invest in its future. That is the theme which inspires the policies and ideas in this, our 2018 Borough Council manifesto. This is the case for voting Liberal Democrat in the borough elections on Thursday 3rd May.  

To read our manifesto in full, click here


We love EU citizens

On Valentine’s Day Liberal Democrats delivered cards to EU citizens in the town telling them how much they are appreciated

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Housing money came despite lack of support from Tory MP

Reacting to the news that Cheltenham Borough Council has secured £3million to bring forward a development of much-needed homes in Portland Street, Cllr Andrew McKinlay, cabinet member for development and safety, said: “This is great news for Cheltenham.

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£3m funding success for Portland Street

It has just been confirmed that the Liberal Democrat Borough Council has been successful in securing £3m of funding for the Portland Street scheme from the government. This scheme will deliver 40% affordable housing.

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Tories have questions to answer over health bosses’ attendance at fundraiser

Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Cheltenham Max Wilkinson says questions must be answered after it emerged that two Gloucestershire NHS bosses paid to attend a Conservative party fundraising event.

In a letter to Max, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust chief exec Deborah Lee and chair Peter Lachecki confirmed that they paid £50-a-head to attend a Tory party dinner with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt in November.

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Unacceptable ambulance delays in Gloucestershire so far this winter

Sixty eight patients in Gloucestershire have faced waits of half-an-hour or more in ambulances outside A&E so far this winter, Liberal Democrat analysis has revealed. Of these, 11 faced waits of over an hour.

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