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A new voice for Gloucester

Rebecca TrimnellDr Rebecca Trimnell is the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for Gloucester.

Rebecca, who lives in the Westgate area of the city, works as an activities co-ordinator for people with dementia at a residential home in the city.

The mother of one has doctorate in politics and has been involved with the Liberal Democrats for over 20 years after first helping her mother deliver Focus leaflets as a teenager.

Rebecca, who voted Remain, wants to give the British public the final say on the Brexit deal and include the option to remain in the EU.

"While the Conservative MPs squabble over Brexit, there are people sleeping on the streets, too many relying on foodbanks to feed their families, a welfare system that doesn't help those in real need and an NHS in crisis," she said.

You can contact Rebecca on 07749 020 520 or rebeccatrimnell@gmail.com.

  • Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Mar 11, 2019

    Gloucester MP Richard Graham has been criticised for again making derogatory comments about immigrants - this time Eastern Europeans.

    Mr Graham was involved in a discussion on Twitter after praising a reduction in homelessness in Gloucester.

    The Gloucester City Mission rejected Mr Graham's claim and said the night shelters in both Gloucester and Cheltenham were full and turning people away.

  • Jeremy Hilton and Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Feb 25, 2019

    Gloucester Liberal Democrats have extended the hand of friendship to supporters of both the Conservative and Labour parties, saying 'Come and work with us'.

    The resignation of Conservative and Labour MPs to sit as independents in the House of Commons shows that big changes are afoot in British politics.

  • Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Feb 7, 2019

    Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has been urged to stop a no deal Brexit and back a People's Vote during a visit to Gloucester.

    Mr Hammond officially opened the new University of Gloucestershire's Business School and Growth Hub building at the Oxstalls Campus in Longlevens.

    Dr Rebecca Trimnell, Lib Dem Parliamentary spokeswoman for Gloucester, said: "I am very pleased Mr Hammond visited Gloucester.

  • Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Feb 4, 2019

    EU citizens in Gloucester face a 100-mile mile round trip to register for settled status in post-Brexit Britain, according to the Liberal Democrats.

    The Home Office has confirmed that for the duration of the trial period, until March 30, EU citizens applying to stay in the UK must either use an Android phone or travel to one of 13 'document scanning' centres instead.

  • Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Feb 1, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats are calling for the Conservatives to back moves to scrap the Vagrancy Act - as figures show rough sleeping is falling in Gloucester.

    It follows the publication of official figures which reveal there were 4,677 rough sleepers across England in Autumn 2018.

    In Gloucester six people were recorded as rough sleepers, compared to 15 in 2017 and 23 in 2016.

  • Jeremy Hilton and Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Jan 30, 2019

    Gloucester is one of the cities hardest hit by cuts to local government funding, a report says.

    Think tank Centre for Cities said Gloucester saw a 23% cut in its day-to-day spending in 2017-18 compared to 2009-10.

    The city is in eighth spot in the top 10 of hardest hit areas according to the report.

    Liverpool and Barnsley worst hit by cuts to local government budgets, and were followed by Doncaster, Wakefield, Blackburn, Newcastle, Stoke on Trent, Gloucester, Glasgow and Slough.

  • Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Jan 25, 2019

    Violent crime has risen by 16% in Gloucestershire in the past year, latest Home Office figures show.

    And the number of homicides - including murder and manslaughter - rose from five incidents to seven in the 12 months to the end of September 2018.

    Robbery went up by 17%, as did recorded sexual offences, according to the data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

  • Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Dec 7, 2018

    Gloucester MP Richard Graham has apologised after again making derogatory comments about immigrants.

    Mr Graham spoke out against the principle of the right of EU citizens to have the freedom of movement to live anywhere in the European Union.

    He used the example of a pregnant domestic abuse victim in his constituency who was worried her former partner - an EU citizen - would come looking for her when he is released from prison.

  • Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Nov 5, 2018

    The majority of voters in Gloucester now support the demand for the people to be given the final say on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, according to a new poll.

    Respected pollsters YouGov said 54% of respondents in Gloucester now want their say on the deal Prime Minister Theresa May reaches with the European Union.

  • Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Oct 30, 2018

    The Liberal Democrats are calling for a new People's Budget to heal the divided country - as it becomes clear there will not be a "Brexit dividend".

    Under the party's proposals there would be a three-step Budget plan, which involves stopping Brexit, fairer taxes and funding public services.

    Chancellor Philip Hammond may have claimed that "the era of austerity is coming to an end" but austerity cannot be ended without difficult decisions involving an increase in taxation, according to Gloucester Lib Dem Parliamentary candidate Dr Rebecca Trimnell.