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.


    • NHS
      Article: Jun 19, 2017

      Liberal Democrat Councillors at Gloucestershire County Council have hit out after a recent debate on the future of the County's NHS services was cut off after just 45 minutes at the last Health and Care Scrutiny Committee.

      Nationwide, Clinical Commissioning Groups are currently developing Sustainable Transformation Plans, which set out priorities for health care provision in their respective areas as well as how these priorities will be delivered.

    • Paul Hodgkinson
      Article: Jun 13, 2017

      LIBERAL DEMOCRATS have written to the Chair of Gloucestershire County Council requesting that an extraordinary meeting be held after a damning Ofsted report was published today rating the county's children's services as 'inadequate'.

      The forty-one page report conducted between 27 February and 23 March 2017 found "serious and widespread failures for children in need of help and protection" and "serious concerns about the integrity of the current senior leadership team".

    • Caitriona Clucas
      Article: Jun 10, 2017

      Thank you to almost 8000 people who voted Lib Dem. We will continue to fight on for better representation and to hold our MP to account for every vote and every decision. I am very grateful. Cait Clucas.

    • lunch snatcher
      Article: May 19, 2017

      The Conservative Manifesto shows us that the nasty party is back. Theresa May is betraying the frail and elderly by snatching back their homes when they die. It is now crystal clear that the more you need, the more you pay with May and the Conservatives.

      Many elderly people currently face the cruel situation of having to sell their home when they die to fund residential care home costs. Now the frail and elderly receiving care in their own home will face a 'Personal Death Tax' charged against their home. And the more help you need, the more Theresa May will snatch away when you die.

      The cost of at-home care currently met by the state will now be clawed back from your home after death, hitting over half a million vulnerable people. It's clear that if the Conservatives get their way as you get old and frail, the costs are down to you and you alone.

      That is the choice Theresa May has made. The Tories have failed to introduce a cost cap for care, despite committing to it in their 2015 manifesto. When we were in government we passed legislation to introduce the cap but the Tories have made a different choice. One in 10 pensioners at 65 will have future care needs over £100,000 - rather than capping this amount Theresa May wants to snatch back those care costs from their estates.

      The Liberal Democrats will stand up to Theresa May's cold, mean-spirited Britain, protecting those that need the most help and fighting for more funding for our schools and hospitals.

    • Cait
      Article: May 19, 2017

      15858 schoolchildren in Gloucestershire will lose out on free lunches, under plans announced in the Conservative manifesto.

      Free school lunches for pupils from reception to Year 2 were introduced by the Liberal Democrats in government, but Theresa May now plans to scrap them.

      The changes would cost families an average extra £480 a year for every child.

      The Liberal Democrats have called on Conservative candidate Laurence Robertson to make it clear whether or not he would vote for the plans.

    • Article: May 18, 2017

      Liberal Democrats are open and outward-looking. We passionately believe that Britain is better off in the EU. We will fight against the Conservatives disastrous hard Brexit - their choice to make the UK a poorer place.

    • 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.


      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.

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      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.

    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/)