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Latest News

  • Jeremy Hilton & Declan Wilson
    Article: Feb 18, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats have announced a package of proposals aimed at reversing the decline of Gloucester City Council under the Conservatives.

    The Lib Dems will put forward amendments worth £560,000 to the council's 2019/20 budget, which will be discussed by councillors on February 28.

    The budget will be proposed by the Conservative administration, but Lib Dem councillors will attempt to amend it with a plan to rebuild the capacity of the council to deliver better services.

  • Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Feb 7, 2019

    Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has been urged to stop a no deal Brexit and back a People's Vote during a visit to Gloucester.

    Mr Hammond officially opened the new University of Gloucestershire's Business School and Growth Hub building at the Oxstalls Campus in Longlevens.

    Dr Rebecca Trimnell, Lib Dem Parliamentary spokeswoman for Gloucester, said: "I am very pleased Mr Hammond visited Gloucester.

  • Article: Feb 5, 2019

    Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats have set out their proposed amendments to improve the Conservative County Council budget for 2019/20.

    The Liberal Democrats have already described the Conservative Budget, with its 5% council tax rise, as "disappointing".

    In response the group has revealed it's "Six to Fix" budget proposals, to be presented to a meeting of the county council on February 13.

  • Article: Feb 4, 2019

    Tributes have been paid to former Westgate councillor Gordon Heath who died in January, aged 78.
    Gordon served on the city council representing Westgate ward for two terms between 2003 and 2011.
    Gloucester Lib Dem leader Jeremy Hilton said: "He was very popular in Hempsted where he lived. "Gordon has recently served the party as the president of Gloucester Liberal Democrats.
    "He was a great stalwart for liberalism and I very much enjoyed working with Gordon on the city council and in Westgate ward.
    "He was reliable and would always arrive early for meetings standing outside smoking his pipe before the discussions began.
    "Gordon was a lovely man and my deepest sympathies go to his wife Joan and his family."
    As well as a councillor, Gordon was also the church warden of St Swithun's Church in Hempsted. His funeral service took place at St Swithun's Church on January 29.
    As a mark of respect the post of party president will remain open.

  • Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Feb 4, 2019

    EU citizens in Gloucester face a 100-mile mile round trip to register for settled status in post-Brexit Britain, according to the Liberal Democrats.

    The Home Office has confirmed that for the duration of the trial period, until March 30, EU citizens applying to stay in the UK must either use an Android phone or travel to one of 13 'document scanning' centres instead.