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  • AC
    Article: Jun 11, 2020
    By Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats

    Responding to reports the UK Government will tell the EU on Friday it is not going to seek an extension to the Brexit transition period, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson Alistair Carmichael said:

    "Food shortages, medicine shortages, and an unprecedented hit to jobs and livelihoods: that is what the UK is facing if we crash out of the EU without a deal.

  • Ed Davey
    Article: Jun 6, 2020
    By Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats

    Following the latest round of Brexit negotiations, Michel Barnier has made it clear that there has been no significant progress on numerous issues including Level Playing Field commitments and fishing.

    Urging the government to extend the transition period, Liberal Democrat Acting Leader Ed Davey said:

  • 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.

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