A new voice for Gloucester
Dr 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Article: Feb 1, 2022
The future of a prominent conifer tree in Gloucester remains uncertain as a former Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate fights to keep it standing.
The tall conifer tree of which two remain are estimated to be over half a century old and stands on the corner of St Mary's Street along Gouda Way in the City Centre.
Article: Feb 19, 2021
A local Liberal Democrat who works in the social care sector is supporting calls for the Government to give carers a break by providing emergency funding to local authorities for respite care.
More than 12,000 people in Gloucester are looking after elderly, disabled or vulnerable people during the Covid pandemic, according to figures from the 2011 Census.
Article: Sep 21, 2020Over 500 people have signed a petition to keep the popular Sainsbury's supermarket in Gloucester city centre open after its closure was announced.Liberal Democrat Dr Rebecca Trimnell launched the petition after learning the supermarket in Northgate Street will close.The supermarket giant has been in the same location for 50 years and the store is a vital lifeline for people who live near the city centre.
Article: Sep 14, 2020
The Liberal Democrats have written to the chief executive of Sainsbury's PLC about the proposed closure of its Northgate Street supermarket.
Councillor Jeremy Hilton, leader of Gloucester Lib Dems, wrote to Simon Roberts about the future of the store, which has been trading successfully for nearly 50 years.
Article: Sep 9, 2020A petition has been launched to keep the popular Sainsbury's supermarket in Gloucester city centre open after its closure was announced.The supermarket giant has been located in Northgate Street for 50 years and the store is a vital lifeline for people who live near the city centre.It is also well-used by shoppers who travel into the city centre on public transport from across the city.
Article: Dec 18, 2019Parliamentary candidate Dr Rebecca Trimnell almost doubled the Lib Dem vote in the General Election on December 12.Rebecca polled 4,338 votes - a 3% rise on Councillor Jeremy Hilton's result two years ago.Conservative MP Richard Graham increased his majority to over 10,000.Labour's vote in the city collapsed - dropping 5% in just two years - and the Green Party candidate lost their deposit.
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.
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.
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.