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.

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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    • Bicycles in bike rack.
      Article: Aug 15, 2018

      Pedal power - Gloucestershire Lib Dems call for road improvements to encourage more to commute by bike

      Today is the UK's Cycle to Work day, one of the largest event in the bike calendar. An annual celebration of cycling, every year the event sees thousands of workers ditch the car and cycle to work instead.

    • Alex after his selection
      Article: Jul 23, 2018

      Alex Hegenbarth has just been chosen by members of the Liberal Democrats in Tewkesbury Constituency as prospective parliamentary candidate.

      Speaking after his selection at a meeting of members from all over the Consituency held in Bishops Cleeve, Alex said

      "I'm really honoured to have been selected as Tewkesbury's Prospective Parliamentary Candidate and can't wait to get started turning the constituency Lib Dem, building upon past historic strengths.

    • Pot hole
      Article: Jul 23, 2018

      Gloucestershire's pothole plague isn't as bad as it might appear, in part because "Cyclists don't know what a pothole is", according to the Cabinet Member for Highways, Cllr Smith.

      According to the charity, 'We Are Cycling UK', Gloucestershire is 121st out of 214 authorities for filling in potholes in England, Scotland and Wales. This puts the county in the third quartile for pothole repairs, with less than one in five reported potholes confirmed as repaired in the last year.

    • RECYCLING IN THE WORKPLACE SURVEY
      Article: Jul 7, 2018

      Gloucestershire's Liberal Democrats are calling for safeguards to ensure that recoverable recyclable waste is not burnt in the Javelin Park incinerator. These calls come after the Conservative Cabinet member for waste confirmed, at last week's council meeting in response to a question from Liberal Democrat Cllr Jeremy Hilton, that "waste delivered to the facility will not receive any further sorting of recyclate."

    • Ian Dobie
      Article: Jun 19, 2018
      • 56 per cent of respondents to a recent survey, carried out by Cycling UK, said they were worried by close passes by vehicles while cycling
      • Operation Close Pass led to a 20 per cent reduction in casualties in the West Midlands in its first year - with the force recently recognised for its work to raise awareness of safe overtaking by Cycling UK
    • Jeremy Hilton at work
      Article: Jun 13, 2018

      On the 7th of June the Information Commissioner's Office issued a decision notice on a Freedom of Information Act request to disclose further information on the waste incinerator contract between Gloucestershire County Council and Urbaser Balfour Beatty.

      The reference number is FER0682654

      Cllr. Jeremy Hilton, County Lib Dem spokesperson on waste disposal said:

    • Paul Hodgkinson
      Article: Jun 11, 2018

      Responding to the piblication of the OFSTED inspection of Gloucestershire County Council on the 8th of June, Cllr Paul Hodgkinson (Bourton and Northleach), Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said:

      "The publication on the 8th of June of the latest OFSTED report into Gloucestershire's Children's services makes for mixed reading and tells of a slow approach to improvement since the last inspection in January.

    • Paul Hodgkinson
      Article: Jun 11, 2018
      • District councils across Gloucestershire pledged to relocate 140 families within the county between 2015 and 2020
      • Lib Dem led Cheltenham Borough Council offered 100 of those places (over 70 per cent of the total)
      • However, halfway through this period. only 37 families have arrived, around 25 per cent of the commitment
    • Paul and David
      Article: May 11, 2018


       In 2016/17 violent crime rose by 26 per cent in Gloucestershire, while total recorded crime increased by 13 per cent  There are now 250 fewer police officers in Gloucestershire than 10 years ago, while the number of Police Community Support Officers has fallen by 16 per cent since 2013  Gloucestershire Constabulary's budget has been cut by £30 million since 2010
      Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats are bringing forward a motion at the County Council meeting on 16 May, calling for a reversal in cuts to the county's already stretched police force. The motion, to be proposed by Cllr. David Brown, highlights the group's concern surrounding cuts of over £30 million to Gloucestershire Constabulary's budget, with the associated loss of 250 police officers and 16 per cent of the county's PCSOs.
      The motion recognises the hard work of the county's police officers in challenging circumstances, while noting that cuts to the police budget have coincided with a rise in total recorded crime of 13 per cent in 2016/17, with instances of violent crime in Gloucestershire up 26 per cent.
      Cllr. David Brown (Barnwood and Hucclecote) said: "Local communities across the county are seeing the impact of the Conservative cuts to police budgets, with the drop in police numbers and rising levels of violent crime and anti-social behaviour.
      "These cuts to Gloucestershire's police force have gone too far, which is why we are asking the Conservative Council leader to write to the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, the new Home Secretary, calling for him to properly fund the police force and provide it with the resources it needs to serve the communities in Gloucestershire."

    • Jeremy Hilton outside Crown Court Gloucester
      Article: May 10, 2018

      There are calls for a new civil justice centre to be built in Gloucester city centre rather than in Quedgeley.

      The Liberal Democrat group leader on the City council, Councillor Jeremy Hilton, said that if a new crown, county and magistrates court complex was to be built in the city then it should be in a central location, rather than at the Waterwells business park in Quedgely.

    Published by Audrey Ricks on behalf of Cait Clucas 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/)