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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

  • Jeremy Hilton and policy planning
    Article: Jun 3, 2019
    The Lib Dems are calling on Gloucester City Council to adopt an ambitious carbon emissions reduction plan.
    Councillor Jeremy Hilton, leader of the Lib Dem group, has proposed a motion for the next meeting of the city council and is demanding that the city declares a climate emergency.
    The motion, which will be debated by councillors on July 11, calls on the Tory-run city council to immediately carry out a carbon audit of the authority's corporate emissions and commit to zero carbon emissions by 2030.
  • Rebecca Trimnell and the team campaigning in Podsmead
    Article: May 28, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats have won 16 seats across the UK in the European Parliamentary elections.
    Gloucester is part of the South West of England constituency, which elects six MEPs and the Lib Dems gained two seats.
    The new Lib Dem MEPs that will represent you are Caroline Voaden and former Cheltenham MP Martin Horwood.
    Dr Rebecca Trimnell, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for Gloucester, said: "The Lib Dems did well in both the local and EU elections this year.
    "In Gloucester we got more votes than either the Conservatives or Labour on May 23."
    Dr Trimnell added: "These elections show that the voters in Gloucester are tired of the same old politics and the Liberal Democrats are the liberal, progressive alternative.
    "We should believe in better for Gloucester.
    "Come and help me become the next MP for Gloucester, join the Lib Dems today."
    https://gloucester-libdems.org.uk/en/join

  • Paul Hodgkinson, leader of Gloucestershire Lib Dems, and MEP Julie Girling
    Article: May 10, 2019
    A South West of England MEP who left the Conservative Party over Brexit is calling on Remain voters to back the Liberal Democrats in the European elections.
    Julie Girling, who has served the region in the European Parliament for the last 10 years, said the Liberal Democrats were the strongest Remain party in the South West.
  • 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.