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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: 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.
  • Ed Davey and Gloucester Lib Dems
    Article: Jul 18, 2019

    Lib Dem leadership contender Sir Ed Davey has visited Gloucester and joined campaigning in two key council by-elections in the city.

    Sir Ed, who is hoping to succeed Sir Vince Cable, joined party activists campaigning in Barnwood and Podsmead.

    Voters go to the polls in the two wards on Thursday July 25 following the death of Conservative councillor Lise Noakes, who represented Barnwood, and the resignation of Podsmead Labour councillor Deborah Smith.

  • 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.