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Tewkesbury constituency

Welcome to Tewkesbury Lib Dems

Tewkesbury constituency covers most of Tewkesbury Borough (except the area west of the Severn) and parts of Cheltenham Borough and Gloucester City.

Essentially the main centres are Tewkesbury town, Ashchurch and Northway, Bishops Cleeve, Winchcombe, Churchdown, Brockworth, Prestbury and Swindon Village and Longlevens.

More about the Liberal Democrats in Tewkesbury.


    Latest

    • Paul Hodgkinson
      Article: Aug 18, 2016

      New figures show big differences across Gloucestershire when it comes to hardship and access to services.

      At the latest County Council Overview and Scrutiny Committee, councillors were presented with alarming figures showing how the county fares compared to other parts of England. And it made for uncomfortable reading as council bosses prepare their budgets for next year.

    • Cllr Jack Williams Churchdown
      Petition: Aug 16, 2016

      We the undersigned petition the council to make safety improvements to the pedestrian crossing on Cheltenham Road East, Churchdown.

      This crossings safety is a major concern. Positioned on a busy main road close to a St Mary's Catholic Primary School, the GL3 Community Hub, Tesco and a Sheltered accommodation complex. In 2013 an elderly lady was tragically killed while using this crossing. A number of people have reported near misses on this crossing and action needs to be taken to improve the safety.

    • A417 (Gloucestershire Echo)
      Article: Jul 20, 2016

      Leader of the Liberal Democrat County Group, Cllr. Paul Hodgkinson has today sent an open letter to the newly appointed Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP.

      The letter requests the new Transport Secretary and the newly formed post-Referendum Government continue with the commitment shown by the previous Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin MP to fix the 'Missing Link' on the A417.

    • Fracking
      Article: Jul 13, 2016

      Liberal Democrat members on the County Council Environment & Communities Scrutiny Committee have today successfully secured a request that Cabinet includes a strengthened policy on fracking in the new Minerals Local Plan.

      The Council's Environment & Communities Scrutiny Committee met at Shire Hall to consider the Draft Minerals Local Plan prior to consideration at the Cabinet meeting next Wednesday 20th July 2016.

    • Pot hole
      Article: Jun 29, 2016

      Performance of the county's highways contractor 'Amey' came under fierce attack by the Liberal Democrats at the County Council today following the release of surveys showing satisfaction levels amongst both county councillors and Parish Councils being well below par.

      Using a 1 to 5 rating system, the score for county councillor satisfaction with the highways service was 2.95. Parish Council satisfaction levels was even lower at a mere 2.41.

    • Paul Hodginson
      Article: Jun 28, 2016

      Performance of the county's highways contractor has come under attack again following the release of satisfaction surveys.

      The figures - due to be discussed at next week's County Council meeting - show satisfaction levels amongst both county councillors and Parish Councils are still below par.

      Now, the County's Liberal Democrats are calling for an urgent review into the continued road failings.

    • County Councillor Joe Harris
      Article: Jun 20, 2016

      A motion to try and tackle mental health problems in schools, colleges and Universities will be debated at Gloucestershire County Council next week.

      Last year, a survey carried out by the Association of Colleges (AoC) found that 66% of respondents said that the number of students with mental health difficulties had 'significantly increased' in the past three years. Moreover, 75% felt that their college had 'significant numbers' of students who had undisclosed mental health difficulties.

    • Cllr Ian Dobie
      Article: May 26, 2016

      A request made at last week's Environment and Communities Scrutiny Committee could see the council's vehicle fleet move away from diesel engines.

      Aside from specialist vehicles, such as fire engines, Gloucestershire County Council owns 119 diesel-powered vehicles, which comprises 96% of the council owned fleet.

    • School Crossing Patrol
      Article: May 20, 2016

      The Liberal Democrats at last week's council meeting in Shire Hall condemned the Conservative Government for pushing forward with their goal of compelling academy conversions.

      A motion asking for the Council Leader to write to the Secretary of State for Education and the six Gloucestershire MPs urging them to abandon completely their aspirations to convert all schools to academies and remove parent governors from governing bodies was carried successfully with twenty- eight council members voting in favour.

    • Paul Hodgkinson
      Article: May 20, 2016

      In commenting about yesterday's announcement, Liberal Democrat County Council Group Leader Cllr. Paul Hodgkinson said: "I'm very pleased that this mad idea for the Cotswolds to exit Gloucestershire County Council has been shelved. It had little support from residents and it has sadly wasted a lot of time and energy which should have been focused on delivering vital services.

    Liberal Democrats

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