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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.

  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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).