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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Police in Gloucestershire are facing £1m real-terms cut

Police in Gloucestershire are facing real-terms cut of £1.05m next year, the Liberal Democrats have revealed.

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Cheltenham Lib Dems select new Parliamentary candidate

Cheltenham Liberal Democrat members have tonight selected Max Wilkinson as their candidate to take on Alex Chalk and the Conservatives at the next General Election.

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Petition launched to stop police cuts

Gloucestershire's Liberal Democrats have started a campaign calling for the Home Secretary to stop the cuts to the county’s police force and properly fund it.

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Just tell us the truth

Liberal Democrats are calling on Cheltenham’s Member of Parliament Alex Chalk to urge his government to publish the 50 studies commissioned on the impact of Brexit that have been kept from Parliament and the public.

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