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  • Tewkesbury High Street (Bob Embleton / Tewkesbury High Street / CC BY-SA 2.0)
    Article: May 28, 2020
    By Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats

    The County Council has just announced a new scheme (funded by Government) that will be introduced in the next few weeks to make social distancing easier and safer outside.

    The 4 test sites will be on London Road in Gloucester, on Bath Road in Cheltenham, on the Tewkesbury High Street and in Bourton on the Water.

  • Medics discussion
    Article: May 18, 2020
    By Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats

    Tewkesbury's MP Laurence Robertson has voted against supporting key frontline heroes from across the world who have called Gloucestershire home.

    Hundreds of doctors, nurses, and care workers across the county have been putting their lives at risk to help their neighbours, yet Laurence Robertson has backed the government in making it harder for vital NHS staff to remain in the country to help fight the virus.

  • Doctors
    Article: May 18, 2020
    By Liberal Democrats

    The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the enormous contributions that workers from all over the world make to our country and our communities.

    Tens of thousands of doctors, nurses and other NHS staff. Hundreds of thousands of social care workers. And millions more in sectors hit hard by this crisis, from restaurants and hotels to construction and manufacturing.

  • Sheep ()
    Article: May 17, 2020
    By Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats

    Tewkesbury's MP Laurence Robertson voted against an amendment to the third reading of the Agricultural Bill that industry leaders say could have kept out food imports produced using methods that are illegal in the UK.

    The Bill was a once-in-a-generation piece of legislation for safeguarding the sustainability of domestic food production and the integrity of domestic food consumption, but now means that foreign competitors using cheaper, but potentially far more harmful, production techniques could undercut local farmers - driving many of them out of business and dramatically lowering food standards.

  • broadband cropped ()
    Article: May 13, 2020
    By Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats

    Alex Hegenbarth, Parliamentary Spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats in the Tewkesbury constituency, is calling on the Government to take action on companies who are promising better broadband but failing to deliver it in many areas of the constituency. Alex said,

    "Residents across the Tewkesbury constituency have faced a variety of issues when it comes to broadband; ranging from slow broadband speeds to being forced to sign up with a specific provider.

  • Furlough Scheme
    Article: May 12, 2020
    By Liberal Democrats

    The Furlough scheme has helped protect jobs and it is something the Liberal Democrats have campaigned to protect.

    So we are delighted the Government has done just that and adopted many of our ideas.

    However there are still millions of people that need significant help through this challenging period.

  • Keir Starmer (Chatham House)
    Article: May 11, 2020
    By Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats

    Keir Starmer and the Labour Party have rejected calls for the Brexit transition period to be extended, saying he would rather "the negotiations were completed as quickly as possible", espite the risks to jobs and businesses in Gloucestershire.

    The Liberal Democrats have called for the government to request an extention to the deadline in light of the coronavirus pandemic as the chance to request an extention expires in June.

  • Money ()
    Article: May 5, 2020
    By Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats

    Alex Hegenbarth, Parliamentary Spokesperson for the Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats, has joined calls to make sure the furlough scheme isn't ended too soon as it would be a disaster for thousands of families and businesses across the county.

    The Conservatives have detailed planning to taper back furloughing, with options including cutting the 80 per cent wage subsidy many families are relying on to 60 per cent, with further small reductions to follow, meaning that people would become worse off over time.

  • Scrub Bags
    Article: Apr 28, 2020
    By Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats

    Churchdown councillor Mary Jordan has put out a call to local residents to donate spare material for making more scrubs bags for the Parton House Nursing Home in Churchdown.

    Thanks to a huge (and very generous) response more people have been needed to keep up the sewing, with 15 people involved so far with more joining every day. The bags are now being sent to Gloucester Royal Hospital's ICU department and local paramedics, The Cheltenham Oncology and Chestnut Wards, and to Community Midwives. So far over 800 bags have been made so a huge thank you to everyone who has taken part so far!

  • Horse
    Article: Apr 25, 2020
    By Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats

    According to House of Commons records, Conservative MP for Tewkesbury Laurence Robertson claimed more than £4,000 in hospitality from gambling lobbyists over the course of just four days during the recent racing festival at Cheltenham race course in March.

    This follows reports that Robertson had accepted more than £14,000 worth of free tickets and hospitality at horse racing events since the beginning of 2019 from betting firms such as Ladbrooks and William Hill in his role as Chairman of the All-Party Group on Racing.

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