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Article: Jun 25, 2022
The Liberal Democrats have won the Tiverton and Honiton by-election - overturning a Conservative majority of more than 24,000.
Richard Foord won the Devon seat with more than 22,000 votes after the constituency saw a swing of almost 30%.
The by-election was triggered when former Conservative MP Neil Parish resigned after admitting watching pornography in Parliament.
Article: Jun 9, 2022The Liberal Democrat group on Gloucester City Council form the opposition to the Conservative administration. Their leader is Cllr. Jeremy Hilton who has recently announced his shadow cabinet. The seven member team will shadow the Conservative cabinet until the elections in May 2024 when they hope to take control of the city council. Until then they will provide constructive opposition.
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.
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.
Lib Dems announce Howard Hyman as their nomination for Mayor of Gloucester and Joanne Brown as SheriffArticle: Apr 5, 2022Gloucester 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.