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.

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    • 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.

    • school sign
      Article: Jun 21, 2017

      LIBERAL DEMOCRATS have called for the county's new Children & Young People's boss to seek 100% certainty over how much cash schools will be getting in the next year.

      At a meeting of the County Council's Cabinet on Monday a commitment was made to write to the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening MP, to clarify the Government's school funding plans for Gloucestershire.

    • 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.

    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/)