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Latest News

  • 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."

  • Isabel Brazil and David Brown outside Debenhams
    Article: Mar 14, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats are urging council bosses to secure the long-term future of the Debenhams department store in Gloucester.

    The nationwide chain is planning on closing 50 stores across the country over the next five years, which will also mean the loss of 4,000 jobs.

    It is not known whether the store in King's Square, which has been open since 1973, is part of those plans.

  • Article: Mar 14, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats have welcomed the decision by Highways England to announce its preferred route for the A417 'Missing Link' road.

    The agency will develop plans known as route option 30 as they push forward with plans to improve the journey for thousands of road users.

    The £500 million scheme is a new route which include two new junctions and three lanes of carriageway going up Crickley Hill and two lanes coming down.

  • Jeremy Hilton at the Wellington Parade garden
    Article: Mar 12, 2019
    Ground work to improve Wellington Parade Garden on London Road has been delayed.
    The city council had planned to start construction this month and follow on with the planting of shrubs and plants in April.
    But Lib Dem councillors Jeremy Hilton and Isabel Brazil have been told that tenders haven't even been issued for the work. Tenders have been delayed by the city council's legal services team.
  • Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Mar 11, 2019

    Gloucester MP Richard Graham has been criticised for again making derogatory comments about immigrants - this time Eastern Europeans.

    Mr Graham was involved in a discussion on Twitter after praising a reduction in homelessness in Gloucester.

    The Gloucester City Mission rejected Mr Graham's claim and said the night shelters in both Gloucester and Cheltenham were full and turning people away.