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.


    • Ballot Box
      Article: Apr 26, 2019

      The Liberal Democrats are busy in the Tewkesbury Borough area preparing for the elections on Thursday 2nd May. There are elections in all the wards. Two examples of election literature can be acessed as indicated on this home page: we can provide e-versions of the election addresses in other wards including Badgeworth, Isbourne, Highnam,Innsworth, Severn Vale South and Tewkesbury East. Do e-mail us if you want to make use of this service.

    • Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats
      Article: Apr 8, 2019

      Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats are on the brink of exciting times! We have 36 candidates in place for the Tewkesbury Borough Council elections on Thursday 2nd May so every elector in the Borough's 20 wards will have a Liberal Democrat to vote for. We are the clear challengers to the current Conservative domination of Tewkesbury Borough Council. ( They hold 33 of the 35 seats), as Labour have only 12 candidates, the Greens 17 and UKIP 7, plus some Independents. See details below: there are new ward boundaries for 2019, if you want to know which ward you are in just get back to us, or visit Tewkesbury Borough Council website

    • 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.


      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.

    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/)