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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    • Article: May 18, 2017

      The NHS and social care services are in a state of crisis. The Conservatives have left them chronically under-funded, and staff embattled and undervalued, while need continues to grow and patient care suffers.

      Liberal Democrats will protect these vital services - funding them sustainably, supporting and valuing health and care workers, and joining up health and social care - so people are able to live well at home.

      OUR PLAN FOR HEALTH

      Save the NHS by putting a penny in the pound on income tax to give the NHS and social care services the cash they need.

      Make waiting times for mental health care match those for physical health care.

      Limit the amount elderly people have to pay for social care.

      Click here to read more

      If you support our plans on Health and Social care you can help us by pledging to vote Lib Dem or helping our campaign

    • Article: May 17, 2017
      By Jo Swinson

      As part of the coalition, I was proud to introduce the original Shared Parental Leave programme.

      The Lib Dems campaigned hard for this transformational policy, that allows parents - instead of the Government - to choose how they share their childcare.

      Parents across the UK have already benefitted from greater flexibility and freedom, marking a massive step towards equal parenting.

      Now we're going further. We want to build on the achievement of Shared Parental Leave and further recognise the vital role that fathers play.

      The Liberal Democrats will introduce Father's Month - an additional month of paid parental leave for fathers, to encourage greater sharing of parental responsibilities.

      Research shows that fathers being more involved in their children's lives is good for the health of the whole family. That's why more needs to be done to encourage dads to take leave, to bond with their kids during the early weeks and months of life.

      "It is the Liberal Democrats who are standing up for fairness and flexibility for parents, where Theresa May never cared," my colleague Susan Kramer, our Shadow Business Secretary, said today.

      "Creating a fair system for parents everywhere not only benefits new mums and dads but also helps our business sector. Having a workforce that is both more flexible and more motivated will benefit UK businesses greatly."

      To add your voice to ours, to speak out for fathers and their nurturing influence on family life, vote Lib Dem on 8th June.

      We are the only party with the power to change the direction of the country for the better.

      Support our campaign for paid a month parental leave for fathers by pledging to vote Lib Dem or offering to help our election campaign

    • Article: May 17, 2017

      Cait Clucas and the Lib Dems will invest an extra £6bn a year in our NHS & Social Care system.

      This new funding will be paid for through an immediate 1p rise on all rates of income tax.

      This funding will be ring-fenced to be spent only on the NHS and social care and will provide vital services with the money they desperately need as part of a five point plan to put health and care services on a more sustainable footing long term.

    • Cait
      Article: May 16, 2017

      The Lib Dems will invest nearly £7bn more in schools and colleges over the next Parliament.

      This funding would reverse cuts to school and college budgets, protect per-pupil funding in real terms, and ensure that every school gets the support it deserves. This goes further than Labour's commitment to reverse £3bn of cuts to school budgets by 2020.

    • Lib Dem Posters
      Article: May 12, 2017

      If you would like to help us in Tewkesbury Constituency by displaying a poster, delivering election addresses or in any other way do contact us on:

      info@tewkesburylibdems.org.uk

      Do come and join the team backing Cait Clucas for Tewkesbury!

    • Cait
      Article: May 7, 2017

      Cait Clucas will be the Liberal Democrat candidate for the constituency of Tewkesbury at the General Election on June 8th 2017.

      Cait believes that the Conservatives have shown themselves to be strong on slogans but weak on action and points to current MP Laurence Robertson's voting record in the House of Commons as an indication of how out of touch he really is with the people of Tewkesbury - voting against equal marriage rights and equality issues, voting against better treatment of the disabled and long-term sick, voting against higher taxes on the most well off and big business, and supporting cuts in welfare benefits for the most vulnerable.

    • Liberal Democrat supporters in Brockworth
      Article: May 1, 2017

      Local members have been working hard with the Liberal Democrat candidates across the Constituency for this week's County Council elections on Thursday 4th May. We have been encouraged by the increase in membership recently and urge everyone to support our candidates to ensure a more representative membership of the County Council. If you want anymore information about our candidates or were to vote on May 5th do get in contact.

    • Fire Engine
      Article: Mar 28, 2017

      Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats have today voiced disappointment with the Police and Crime Commissioner in accepting £100K to mount a bid to takeover Gloucestershire's Fire and Rescue Service.

      Cllr. Jeremy Hilton (LD: Kingsholm & Wotton) who is the Lib Dem national lead on the fire and rescue service at the Local Government Association is firmly opposed to plans of moving the county's Fire Service under the control of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

    • Campaign Launch
      Article: Mar 24, 2017

      As the county prepares to go to the polls to elect a new County Council on May 4, Gloucestershire's Liberal Democrats have published their most detailed manifesto ever, setting out what they would do to get the Council back on track after 12 years of Tory failure.

      The headline proposals are:

      • Fixing the roads AND protecting the environment
      • Boosting the economy AND stopping council waste
      • Making the county safer AND healthier.
    • NHS Logo
      Article: Mar 20, 2017

      Liberal Democrats will be putting the spotlight on the county's NHS funding crisis at the last council meeting before Gloucestershire goes to the polls in May.

      NHS services in Gloucestershire currently face a funding gap of £226million by 2020-21, an analysis of local NHS plans has found.

      Both locally and nationally, the Liberal Democrats have slammed the Government's failure to provide enough extra cash for the NHS in the recent Spring budget, warning that local services will struggle to cope with growing demand.

    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/)