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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.

For the Liberal Democrats, local government is key - localism, community politics, and a real commitment to devolved power are all hallmarks of the Liberal Democrat approach.

We pride ourselves on working hard all year round, not just at election time.

You can help the Liberal Democrat Fightback. Join the party and get involved. Just visit http://www.libdems.org.uk/join

Latest News

  • Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Aug 4, 2019

    More than 5,000 households in Gloucester could miss out on free TV licences for the over 75s, new figures have revealed.

    Research from the House of Commons Library has estimated that 5,130 households in the city could miss out under the new changes, which are proving controversial.

    TV licences for the over 75s have been free since November 2000, with the concession received by around 4.5 million households nationally.

  • Rebecca Trimnell and Lib Dem campaigners outside police HQ
    Article: Aug 2, 2019
    Crime in Gloucester has risen by 11% in the past year and is further proof of the impact of police cuts in the city, according to the Liberal Democrats.
    Gloucestershire Police has nearly 300 fewer police officer than a decade ago and police and community support officers have also been cut by 34% since 2009.
  • Celebrating Barnwood and Podsmead by-election wins
    Article: Jul 26, 2019
    Gloucester Liberal Democrats have won two city council by-elections.
    Ashley Bowkett topped the poll in Barnwood while Sebastian Field won Podsmead by just three votes after a recount.
    The by-elections were held on July 25 following the death of Conservative Councillor Lise Noakes in Barnwood and the resignation of Labour Councillor Deborah Smith in Podsmead.
  • Ed Davey and Gloucester Lib Dems
    Article: Jul 18, 2019

    Lib Dem leadership contender Sir Ed Davey has visited Gloucester and joined campaigning in two key council by-elections in the city.

    Sir Ed, who is hoping to succeed Sir Vince Cable, joined party activists campaigning in Barnwood and Podsmead.

    Voters go to the polls in the two wards on Thursday July 25 following the death of Conservative councillor Lise Noakes, who represented Barnwood, and the resignation of Podsmead Labour councillor Deborah Smith.

  • Councillor Joanne Brown and Ashley Bowkett
    Article: Jun 17, 2019

    Gloucester Liberal Democrats have announced their candidate for the forthcoming by-election in Barnwood ward.

    Local resident Ashley Bowkett is hoping to win the seat when voters go to the polls next month.

    The by-election has been caused by the sudden death of long-serving and well-respected Conservative councillor for the area, Lise Noakes.