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Kingsholm & Wotton

Kingsholm councillors Jeremy Hilton and Isabel BrazilCouncillors Jeremy Hilton and Isabel Brazil represent Kingsholm & Wotton Ward on Gloucester City Council.
Jeremy was born, educated and works in Gloucester and has represented the Kingsholm area for many years. He is the leader of the Liberal Democrat group at the city council and is also the county councillor for Kingsholm and Wotton.
Isabel was first elected as a city councillor in 2016 and was born and bred in Gloucester. She has lived in Kingsholm for nine years.
Her father was a Tewkesbury Borough Councillor.
You can contact Jeremy on jeremy.hilton@gloucestershire.gov.uk or 07415 291 479 or Isabel on isabel.brazil@gloucester.gov.uk or 01452 500 673.
  • Chuka Ummuna
    Article: Jun 14, 2019
    I went into politics to put something back into the community I am from and to take our country in a progressive direction. My progressive values lead me to strive to work for a fair and open Britain, which has a strong, mixed market economy, in which everyone can achieve their dreams regardless of their background.
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    Article: Jun 14, 2019
    The Liberal Democrats are delighted to announce that the party now has a record number of members following its successes in the recent local and European elections.
    There are now over 105,480 full members of the party, able to vote in the upcoming leadership contest, with 20,000 of those joining since last months local elections.
  • Article: Jun 13, 2019

    Gloucestershire's police and crime commissioner inadvertently broke the law when he posed for a photograph with TV presenter Nick Knowles outside Cheltenham Magistrates' Court.

    Martin Surl was photographed with the DIY SOS star on the steps of the courthouse after Mr Knowles was banned from the roads for six months for speeding and using a mobile phone while driving.

  • 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.

  • Declan Wilson and Jeremy Hilton outside Hucclecote police station
    Article: Mar 29, 2019

    Councillors have backed a call from the Liberal Democrats for more police officers on the beat in Gloucester.

    A motion proposed by the Liberal Democrats at city council last week was amended by councillors and adopted.

    Over the last decade the Thin Blue Line has been getting even thinner.

    Crime is rising, Gloucestershire Police has had to make budget savings of £32 million and the force has nearly 300 fewer officers than a decade ago.

  • 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."