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This is the official web site of Gloucester Liberal Democrats. Read about our campaigns, our councillors and how we can all work together to make our city a better place to live.

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Latest News

  • Kevin Lee, environmental crime officer at Gloucester City Council, and Councillor Sebastian Field with the clothes bank at Burns Avenue.
    Article: May 10, 2022

    A city councillor is calling for action on disused clothes banks in Gloucester.

    Councillor Sebastian Field, who represents Podsmead for the Liberal Democrats, has already raised the issue with city council bosses.

    A meeting of council in March, Councillor Field asked a question of city council leader Richard Cook about the defunct '2Rs Community' clothes banks in the city. The charity closed down in 2021.

  • Gloucester Liberal Democrats celebrate Longlevens by-election victory
    Article: May 9, 2022

    Gloucester Liberal Democrats have hailed a superb set of results for the party in the local elections last week.

    The party gained over 200 councillors over England, Wales and Scotland, and took control of three more councils, including the new Somerset Council.

    It was a disastrous night for the Conservatives, who lost nearly 500 councillors and control of 11 councils, and while Labour made modest gains, it was the Liberal Democrats who were the success story of the elections.

  • Councillors Howard Hyman and Joanne Brown
    Article: Apr 5, 2022
    Gloucester Liberal Democrat councillor Howard Hyman is set to become the next Mayor of Gloucester.
    Councillor Hyman has been a city councillor for Elmbridge ward since 2016.
    Protocol at Gloucester City Council shares the civic offices between the three political groups, based on proportionally and on the size of each group. For the council year 2022/23, it is the turn of the second largest group, the Liberal Democrats to nominate who should serve as the city's Mayor and the city's Sheriff and Deputy Mayor.
  • Dr Rebecca Trimnell and Councillor Paul Toleman standing in front of the tree
    Article: Feb 1, 2022

    The future of a prominent conifer tree in Gloucester remains uncertain as a former Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate fights to keep it standing.

    The tall conifer tree of which two remain are estimated to be over half a century old and stands on the corner of St Mary's Street along Gouda Way in the City Centre.

  • Dr Rebecca Trimnell and Councillor Paul Toleman standing in front of the tree
    Article: Oct 29, 2021
    Gloucester City Council has temporarily stopped the felling of a tree on open land at St Mary's Street - as local resident Rebecca Trimnell stood in the way of contractors who had already cut down one.
    The contractors have gone away for the day, but could be back on Friday.
    Rebecca Trimnell has spoken to Councillor Paul Toleman and contact has now been made with the open spaces manager asking him for reassurance that the tree will not be cut down.