The General Election is a chance for voters in Cheltenham to stop 'hard' Brexit

People in Cheltenham should vote for the Liberal Democrats to prevent a hard Brexit and protect the local NHS and local schools, the party’s candidate and former Lib Dem MP Martin Horwood has said today.

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Rate of EU staff leaving Glos NHS has doubled

68 EU nurses, doctors and other staff nurses quit Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2016

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Lib Dems launch plan to get county back on track

As the county prepares to go to the polls to elect a new County Council on May 4, Gloucestershire’s Liberal Democrats have published their most detailed manifesto ever, setting out what they would do to get the Council back on track after 12 years of Tory failure.

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Budget fails Cheltenham

Philip Hammond's first and last Spring Budget today has failed Cheltenham, say local Liberal Democrats.

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Conservative MP accused of "betrayal" of constituents after voting for Article 50

Cheltenham’s Conservative MP has been accused of a "clear betrayal" of his constituents after voting in favour of triggering Article 50 this week without giving the public the final say on the Brexit deal.

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County Council pays out nearly £18,000 of taxpayers’ money for pothole damage

Latest figures show that £17,774 has been paid in compensation to motorists in Gloucestershire for pothole-related damage over the last three years.

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Cruel cuts to mental health spending

Gloucestershire Conservatives have announced their spending plans for 2017.

And in a controversial move they announced that they will be cutting the public mental health budget by a massive 30%.

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Autumn Statement provides no extra cash for desperate local NHS

Today's Autumn Statement by the Chancellor Philip Hammond includes no extra cash for local NHS trusts facing spiraling deficits and looming cuts to local services. 

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Forces veterans encouraged to sign up for new council homes

Armed Forces veterans are being encouraged to apply for one of the new council homes being built at the former commercial site on Swindon Road.

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Government warned over Cheltenham General cash crisis

  • County NHS faces £24 million black hole as most NHS Trusts go into the red
  • Healthwatch Gloucestershire highlights 'long delays' and poor support for mental health
  • Lib Dems lead campaign to protect services as Tory MP urged to break silence on Cheltenham A&E
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Last chance to have your say on Cheltenham's waste & recycling service

Local residents are being invited by Liberal Democrat run Cheltenham Borough Council to choose their preferred option for future waste and recycling collections

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Recycling in Cheltenham - A chance to have your say

Cheltenham Borough Council has launched a consultation about recycling in our town and they want to know what you think.

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Pharmacy plans spell 'perfect storm' for local NHS

Martin Horwood has condemned the Conservative government's plans for local pharmacies.

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Tories fail to ask for extra highways money

LIB Dems in Gloucestershire have reacted with dismay to news that Tory councillors have not asked the government for more cash to fix the county's roads.

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Figures show ambulance services at breaking point

Figures uncovered today by the Liberal Democrats have shown that ambulance services are at breaking point due to chronic under-funding, with a 20% increase in serious incidents involving ambulance crews over the last two years.

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Springbank needs to stay in Cheltenham!

The Boundary Commission for England has today proposed that Springbank ward in the west of Cheltenham should join rural villages like Stanton, Twyning and Boddington in the Tewkesbury parliamentary constituency.

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The Liberal Democrat Plan for Britain in Europe

Liberal Democrats believe that the British people should have their say on the final Brexit deal in a referendum. Voting for a departure is not the same as voting for a destination

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Missing Link work won’t start before 2021

Construction of the notorious ‘Missing Link’ at the Air Balloon roundabout is unlikely to start for another 5 years.

That’s the latest word from roads bosses who are managing the project.

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Conservative MP’s broken promise on A & E

Former Cheltenham MP Martin Horwood has called for a new campaign to defend services at Cheltenham General Hospital.

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Martin Horwood for Cheltenham

At a packed meeting of local members, Martin Horwood (MP from 2005-2015) was re-selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Cheltenham.

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