Article: Jun 25, 2022
The Liberal Democrats have won the Tiverton and Honiton by-election - overturning a Conservative majority of more than 24,000.
Richard Foord won the Devon seat with more than 22,000 votes after the constituency saw a swing of almost 30%.
The by-election was triggered when former Conservative MP Neil Parish resigned after admitting watching pornography in Parliament.
Article: Jun 9, 2022The Liberal Democrat group on Gloucester City Council form the opposition to the Conservative administration. Their leader is Cllr. Jeremy Hilton who has recently announced his shadow cabinet. The seven member team will shadow the Conservative cabinet until the elections in May 2024 when they hope to take control of the city council. Until then they will provide constructive opposition.
Article: May 9, 2022
Gloucester Liberal Democrats have hailed a superb set of results for the party in the local elections last week.
The party gained over 200 councillors over England, Wales and Scotland, and took control of three more councils, including the new Somerset Council.
It was a disastrous night for the Conservatives, who lost nearly 500 councillors and control of 11 councils, and while Labour made modest gains, it was the Liberal Democrats who were the success story of the elections.
Article: Oct 29, 2021Gloucester City Council has temporarily stopped the felling of a tree on open land at St Mary's Street - as local resident Rebecca Trimnell stood in the way of contractors who had already cut down one.The contractors have gone away for the day, but could be back on Friday.Rebecca Trimnell has spoken to Councillor Paul Toleman and contact has now been made with the open spaces manager asking him for reassurance that the tree will not be cut down.
Article: Oct 27, 2021Liberal Democrat councillors on Gloucester City Council have welcomed the news the city is to receive £20 million from the Government's Leveling Up Fund.The decision was announced in the Chancellor's Budget statement on Wednesday.Councillor Jeremy Hilton, Lib Dem group leader, said: "The three group leaders met ahead of the local elections to agree on the three projects the council would bid for and tasked officers to prepare the bid document.
Article: Oct 8, 2021
Sarah Sawyer has asked Highways to either repaint or remove these double yellow lines on Longford Lane next to Plock Court.
Residents have complained to the team that they are getting parking tickets but the lines are practically non existent.
Longlevens Liberal Democrats will feed back the response.
Article: Oct 8, 2021The return of the Festival of Light to Gloucester has been welcomed by the Liberal Democrats.Gloucester City Council announced the return of the festival, which will run from November until February next year, and will see the light installations bring colour to the city as the nights draw in over winter.
Article: Oct 6, 2021
Gloucester City Council must stop advertising artificial grass on its refuse vehicles, according to thee Liberal Democrats.
Councillor Joanne Brown, who represents Barnwood Ward, challenged the Conservative-run city council to stop advertising environmentally harmful products on the side of its refuse lorries.
Article: Oct 6, 2021A by-election to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of the Sheriff of Gloucester will cost taxpayers at least £10,000.Conservative Councillor Clive Walford resigned in September just five months after being re-elected in May to represent Longlevens.City councillors had also unanimously appointed him Sheriff - an important civic post in Gloucester supporting the work of the Mayor.
Article: Oct 4, 2021
The future of a piece of land in Longlevens remains uncertain with fears housing could still be built on it.
Outline planning permission for 10 houses was granted for the site off Paygrove Lane in 2018 by the city council and lasts for five years.
The former sports field was marketed for sale earlier this year but has not sold.