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: Oct 24, 2017

      LIBERAL DEMOCRATS have once again raised concerns over the future of Cheltenham hospital as a new NHS pilot will see patients moved to Gloucester.

      A letter circulated by Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation Trust yesterday gives details of service changes over the coming months as part of a winter plan. From October 2017 to March 2018, all orthopaedic acute and trauma patients requiring admission or surgical intervention will be moved from Cheltenham General Hospital to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

    • Article: Oct 20, 2017

      LIBERAL DEMOCRATS will call on the county's three blue light services to develop new joint working projects at the last council meeting of the year in December.

      Gloucestershire's Police & Crime Commissioner, Martin Surl, withdrew his bid to take over the county's Fire & Rescue Service last month after an independent report published in June found it would cost taxpayers £2.5million to transfer the service - equivalent to 28 fully trained firefighters.

    • Jeremy Hilton at work
      Article: Oct 20, 2017

      LIBERAL DEMOCRATS have today raised concerns over £35million worth of new pressures facing the County Council next year.

      Figures just released nationally by the Local Government Association (LGA) show local services across the country will face a combined funding gap of at least £5.8 billion by 2019/2020.

    • Pot hole
      Article: Sep 20, 2017

      Member of the Council's Environment and Communities Scrutiny Committee, Cllr. Jeremy Hilton (Kingsholm and Wotton) said:

      "Today we received the report on satisfaction levels for the county's highways services. It is not that good, with 35.2% of respondents saying the service provided by contractors Amey was poor or very poor. The cabinet member needs to do better. A business with such a poor satisfaction rate, with only 7% saying its very good, would go bust immediately.

    • Jack Williams
      Article: Sep 6, 2017

      LIBERAL DEMOCRATS are calling for a review of the employment practices of care providers used by the County Council after concerns that many care staff are being paid less than the national minimum wage.

      At next Wednesday's County Council meeting, Cllr. Jack Williams (LD: Churchdown) will be putting the spotlight on pay within the care sector and drawing on his own experience of carers not being paid the minimum wage.

    • Votes at 16
      Article: Aug 30, 2017

      Liberal Democrats in Gloucestershire are putting the spotlight on lowering the voting age to 16.

      Both locally and nationally, the Liberal Democrats have campaigned for years to allow 16 years the right to vote. They were also at the forefront of laying down an amendment in Parliament back in 2015 that would have given 16 year olds a vote in last year's EU referendum.

    • Nissan Leaf zero emission electric car charging
      Article: Aug 17, 2017

      MORE than 100 free parking permits have been issued for low-emission vehicles across Gloucestershire as county Lib Dems continue a drive to improve air quality.

      In February 2016 the Liberal Democrats led a call to give free residents' parking permits to all owners of 'Car Tax Band A' vehicles notably electric cars. This was for the first permit only. The move, agreed by the County Council, has now been operating for over a year and has been hailed as a success.

    • Jeremy Hilton
      Article: Jul 13, 2017

      Liberal Democrats have today secured support from members of the Council's Environment and Community Scrutiny Committee to create a cross-party working group to look at ways of reducing air pollution in Gloucestershire following publication of an independent report into air pollution levels outside county schools.

    • Article: Jul 11, 2017

      Local Councillors have hit out after Gloucester City Council's representative on the County's Health and Care Committee condemned Gloucestershire's Minor Injury Units as a 'thing of the past'.

      The County Council were scrutinising Gloucestershire's emerging Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), which sets out priorities for health care provision across the County as well as how these priorities will be delivered.

    • The proposed cuts will axe 11 out of Leicestershire's 30 Fire Engines.
      Article: Jun 22, 2017

      LIBERAL DEMOCRATS will call for cross-party support in opposing plans by the Police and Crime Commissioner to take over the running of Gloucestershire's Fire and Rescue Service.

      At next Wednesday's County Council meeting, Cllr. Jeremy Hilton (LD: Kingsholm and Wotton) will strongly defend the current governance arrangements of the county's Fire & Rescue Service.

    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/)