New BMX track in Leckhampton

Huge congratulations to Councillor Iain Dobie who on Saturday 7th October opened the new BMX Pump Track at the Burrow's Field in Leckhampton. His work with local parents has delivered a first class facility. Another brilliant Lib Dem success story!

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Just warm words on housing from Theresa May

Liberal Democrats are calling on the government to reform their ‘Right to Buy ‘scheme and ensure all affordable homes that are sold are replaced.

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Labour do not stand for anyone on Europe

Labour have avoided debating any issues related to Brexit at their conference in Brighton.

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Tory MP’s parking petition is ‘total hypocrisy’

Cheltenham Liberal Democrats have accused the town’s Tory MP of dishonesty and hypocrisy over the content of his current parking petition.

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Cheltenham’s bicycle revolution

You don’t have to be a cyclist to take part in Cheltenham’s bicycle revolution.

Cheltenham Lib Dem councillor Max Wilkinson talks about getting involved in cycling and the benefits it can bring.

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Lib Dems ensure Cheltenham’s voice is heard at Brexit negotiating table

The European Parliament's chief negotiator has assured Cheltenham Borough Council that the town's voice is being heard in the Brexit debate.

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New Lib Dem leader Vince Cable

 New Lib Dem leader Vince Cable will lead the fight to change the direction of Britain


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New campaign launched to clean Cheltenham's air

  • Clean Air Cheltenham aims to cut pollution in the town.
  • The group will work with local people and councils to influence decision makers.
  • Launch follows report showing air poor quality around schools.
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Tory MP votes against giving public service workers a fair pay rise

Cheltenham's Tory MP doesn't think public sector workers deserve a fair pay rise.

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Vulnerable children have been ‘let down’

Gloucestershire County Council has serious questions to answer after a shocking Ofsted report.

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Martin pledges to keep hunting ban

The campaign group Keep The Ban ( are asking all parliamentary candidates to commit to keeping the hunting ban if they are elected on 8 June.  And Cheltenham's Liberal Democrat candidate Martin Horwood has been quick to sign the pledge.

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For ten years, Martin Horwood served Cheltenham well as an independent-minded Liberal Democrat MP.

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A penny on income tax for health and social care

The Liberal Democrats have announced they would plug funding gaps for the NHS and social care by putting a penny on income tax, in their first major manifesto commitment of the election campaign.

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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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