Tewkesbury constituency

Welcome to Tewkesbury Constituency Lib Dems

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

Our PPC is Alex Hegenbarth.See www.alexhegenbarth.com for more information.

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.


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    • money
      Article: Feb 27, 2019

      Is the Council Safe in Tory Hands?

      Is the Council Safe in Tory Hands?

      Austerity is anything but finished. The squeeze on local government is ongoing and severe. How Tewkesbury Borough has responded is worrying. The Tories, who have been in full control of the Council since 2007, have made a fetish of keeping council tax low, even going for six years in a row with no increase. It's not a popular tax, but the Borough's share is quite small and we need the services that the Council provides. Have you noticed how poor the waste collection service has been lately, for example?

    • Article: Feb 13, 2019

      After the sharp rise in crimes reported across the village, the Liberal Democrats have called for a new police station to be opened in Bishop's Cleeve.

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      Alex Hegenbarth, Parliamentary candidate for the constituency (right), said "There are real concerns about the lack of neighbourhood policing in the area and the impact this has on community safety. A new police station for Bishop's Cleeve will help the police support local residents and provide better support for our community."

    • Paul Hodgkinson
      Article: Feb 6, 2019

      Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats have set out their proposed amendments to improve the Conservative County Council budget for 2019/20.

      The Liberal Democrats have already described the Conservative Budget, with its five per cent council tax rise, as "disappointing". In response the group has revealed it's "Six to Fix" budget proposals, to be presented to Full Council on 13 February.

    • Cheltenham Hospital
      Article: Jan 13, 2019

      Liberal Democrats are demanding better after NHS bosses revealed proposals for another downgrade to Cheltenham General Hospital. The bad news comes as the Tory government continues to underfund the NHS. The latest proposals will see emergency and Inpatient surgery cases centralised at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, removing services from Cheltenham General Hospital, our nearest hospital. Almost 60 Consultants and senior doctors at Cheltenham General Hospital have said that moving out of hours General Surgery to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital could put patients at risk. The jam tomorrow Tories haven't told anyone where the additional funds promised for our NHS will come from and they have admitted themselves their spending programme won't be complete until 2023. The reality on the ground is more service cuts. Our local Trust last achieved the government's own standards on cancer waits in September 2014, A&E times in November 2017 and no longer even publishes waits for operations. The Liberal Democrat policy of a 1p income tax increase would raise £6 billion to be spent on the NHS and social care services.

    • Article: Jan 7, 2019

      Residents in Bishop's Cleeve and Woodmancote concerned with a rise in the number of burglaries have come together to form a community neighbourhood group with over 2000 members joining its Facebook group.

      In a statement Gloucestershire Constabulary inspector Cheryl Godwin highlighted burglaries have doubled from 6 to 12 between November 1 and December 13 2017 to 12 in the same period this year."

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      Article: Dec 18, 2018

      Alex Hegenbarth Lib Dem PPC writes 'For too long, tenants have been made to pay additional, unnecessary fees when renting a place to live.'

      After years of putting pressure on the Government, on Tuesday they agreed major concessions on the Tenant Fees Bill.

      Liberal Democrats campaigned to:

      • significantly limit the fees that could be charged to a tenant by their landlord or lettings agent,
      • require a greater amount of transparency when deciding not to refund a holding deposit, and
      • limit the maximum security deposit a landlord can require to five weeks rent.
    • Alex Hegenbarth
      Article: Dec 15, 2018

      Respected pollsters Survation have found that over 52% of respondents in the Tewkesbury constituency would now vote to remain in the European Union.

      Survation quizzed people across the country and found that in the majority of constituencies voters would now think again if another referendum was held.

    • Vince Cable in Brighton 2018
      Article: Dec 12, 2018


      Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable said: "Having seen the Conservative backbenches will not support her deal, the prime minister must change course.

      "Her deal is doomed to defeat in the Commons, so she should show real leadership by putting this question back to the public in a People's Vote," he said.

      "The EU is clear that there is no more negotiating to do, so it's this deal or no Brexit.

      "That is the choice on which every voter should now have a final say - and Liberal Democrats will campaign vigorously for the UK to remain a full member of the EU."

    • Kay-Berry
      Article: Dec 4, 2018

      Lib Dem Councillor Kay Berry has been finding out the answers for Tewkesbury Borough.

      There has been a lot of publicity in the press recently about recycling in Gloucester city being sent to landfill so we decided to check on what is happening to the recycling from Tewkesbury Borough Council. Councillor Kay Berry said "I am pleased to report that none of it is going to landfill and I received the following information from council officers."
      ● All blue bin recycling is collected together in one large vehicle and taken to a sorting facility at Avonmouth where it is sorted into different types of materials.

    • Vince Cable in Brighton 2018
      Article: Nov 27, 2018

      The whole process of Brexit has been fraught with difficulties and problems, as we feared. The future consequences of the Brexit deal are a continuing cause of serious concern.

      That's why we think the British people need the final say on any Brexit deal - and if it's not right for you & your family, you should have the chance to reject it and stay in Europe. Please sign the petition to support our campaign for that vote. You can do that here: libdems.org.uk/exit-brexit
      Together, we will take the fight to this Conservative Brexit Government and we stand a real chance of exiting from Brexit.

    Published by Audrey Ricks on behalf of Alex Hegenbarth and the Liberal Democrats at 17 Westover Court, Churchdown, Gloucester. GL3 2AA

    Tewkesbury Abbey (W. Lloyd MacKenzie, via Flickr @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/saffron_blaze/)