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Barnwood

Councillor Joanne Brown represents Barnwood Ward on Gloucester City Council and her husband David is the county councillor for Barnwood and Hucclecote.

Joanne was first elected in 2016 to represent the area where she has lived for 30 years. In 2018/19 she is the Mayor of Gloucester, which makes it a family double - for her husband is a past mayor of the city.
The married mother of two has worked as a librarian in a number of sectors including schools and at a prison. She has a variety of interests including wine-making, travelling and cycling and walking.
You can contact Joanne by email at joanne.brown@gloucester.gov.uk or telephone on 01452 614 209.
  • Ed Davey and Gloucester Lib Dems
    Article: Oct 29, 2019

    Rebecca Trimnell's campaign to be Gloucester's next MP is off to a flying start as Britain heads for a winter general election.

    On Tuesday MPs backed a bill for a general election to be held on December 12 and could be become law by the end of the week if approved by the House of Lords.

    Gloucester Liberal Democrats are already fighting hard to win and want to stop Brexit as it has become a national embarrassment.

  • Rebecca Trimnell and Lib Dem campaigners outside police HQ
    Article: Oct 9, 2019

    Gloucestershire Police is to get an additional 46 police officers under plans by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to put 20,000 new officers on the streets of the UK.

    In the first wave of the roll-out, the Home Office will provide £750 million to support the 43 forces to recruit up to 6,000 new officers by the end of 2020-21.

  • Rebecca Trimnell and Lib Dem campaigns protest against suspension of Parliament
    Article: Sep 24, 2019

    Boris Johnson should resign as Prime Minister after the UK's highest court ruled his decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful, according to Dr Rebecca Trimnell.

    The Prime Minister advised The Queen to prorogue Parliament for five weeks earlier this month in order to bring forward a Queen's Speech in October outlining a raft of new policies.

  • Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Sep 12, 2019

    The consequences of a no-deal Brexit to the Gloucester public have been laid bare, according to the Liberal Democrats.

    Government documents reveal there would be major hold-ups at channel ports, significant electricity price increases, shortages of some foods, delays to medicine imports and public disorder.

  • Bar chart showing EU election results
    Article: Sep 9, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats in Gloucester are ready and waiting for a general election - but only after a no deal Brexit is off the table.

    MPs look set to vote again on Monday in Parliament on whether to have a general election before the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union on October 31.

    UK opposition parties have agreed not to back Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand for an election before the EU summit in mid-October.

  • 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.