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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

  • Article: Apr 9, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats have backed the county council's attempts to stop the police and crime commissioner's proposed takeover of the fire and rescue service.

    Gloucestershire County Council has sent the Home Secretary Sajid Javid a comprehensive case opposing the move by PCC Martin Surl.

    The council is against his proposal on the grounds that it will impact public safety, reduce the level of funding available to the service and minimise public scrutiny of decisions.

  • Jeremy Hilton at Gloucester Railway Station, with current timetable to London
    Article: Apr 8, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats are demanding Network Rail delivers on a commitment for hourly direct rail services to London from Gloucester.

    Hourly direct services to Paddington were due to start in December 2018 but have been delayed until December 2019 at the earliest.

    Councillor Jeremy Hilton, leader of Gloucester Liberal Democrats, is calling on Network Rail to deliver the hourly service as part of the forthcoming May 2019 timetable changes for the Great Western mainline.

  • Liam Harries and Anna Mozol netting story
    Article: Mar 29, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats are calling for the netting that has been put up across Gloucestershire to prevent wildlife making their home in trees and bushes to be removed.

    Supporters of the scheme say it is necessary to prevent wildlife nesting in areas set for development.

    Critics have raised concerns about the impact it has on wildlife with birds and hedgehogs being caught up in the netting.

  • Declan Wilson and Jeremy Hilton outside Hucclecote police station
    Article: Mar 29, 2019

    Councillors have backed a call from the Liberal Democrats for more police officers on the beat in Gloucester.

    A motion proposed by the Liberal Democrats at city council last week was amended by councillors and adopted.

    Over the last decade the Thin Blue Line has been getting even thinner.

    Crime is rising, Gloucestershire Police has had to make budget savings of £32 million and the force has nearly 300 fewer officers than a decade ago.

  • Jeremy Hilton in Westminster
    Article: Mar 20, 2019

    This Saturday hundreds of people from Gloucestershire are expected to join the hundreds of thousands from across the country that are descending on Parliament Square to demand a People's Vote.
    Just six days before the Conservative Government hopes to take Britain out of Europe, campaigners are marching on Westminster to offer a solution to the crisis that threatens the public's living standards, businesses and jobs.
    Joining the protesters are dozens of Liberal Democrats from the county, including Councillors Jeremy Hilton and Declan Wilson, from Gloucester, Councillor Max Wilkinson, from Cheltenham, and the Cotswolds' Liz Webster.
    Councillor Jeremy Hilton, leader of the Lib Dems on Gloucester City Council, said: "The British public narrowly voted to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum but they didn't vote for a final destination.
    "Theresa May's Brexit deal has been condemned on all sides - it is a bad deal for Britain.
    "More than 7,500 EU citizens live in Gloucester and many will be the backbone of vital public services, such as the NHS and the care sector.
    "The Government needs to end the uncertainty surrounding the rights of EU citizens who live in the UK."
    "Parliament cannot agree on a way forward and so the British public should be given a final say in a People's Vote."
    Deputy Lib Dem group leader Councillor Declan Wilson added: "Leaving the EU will mean the loss of citizenship rights we now all enjoy. Currently we are able to work, study, live and retire anywhere in the EU.
    "Our European Health Insurance Card provides health cover across all member states.
    "These are benefits that are important to everyone, but especially so for the younger generation who are starting out on their adult lives.
    "We must also consider the negative impact that leaving the EU will have on many local businesses that trade within the Single Market."