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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lib Dem Banner Ver 2
    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.