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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: 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.

  • Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Oct 17, 2018

    The Liberal Democrats have once again called on Conservative MP Richard Graham to apologise over his flippant use of the term "foreigners".

    The Gloucester MP was speaking in the House of Commons on Monday during a debate on Universal Credit when he referred to the "quite high number of foreigners claiming food bank vouchers".

  • Elmbridge Lib Dem councillors Emily Ryall and Howard Hyman
    Article: Sep 10, 2018

    The Liberal Democrats have branded proposals to move Elmbridge out of Gloucester and into Tewkesbury as "farcical".

    The Boundary Commission for England has published its final recommendations for the review of parliamentary boundaries which will see the Elmbridge area of Gloucester be represented by an MP from a town 12 miles away.

  • Jeremy Hilton & Rebecca Trimnell with team at Gloucester Day 2018
    Article: Sep 5, 2018

    Liberal Democrats in Gloucester will be taking their campaign to remain in the European Union to Gloucester Pride on Saturday when party members will be handing out cards encouraging everyone to support having a People's Vote on the final Brexit deal.
    This campaign will proceed a major debate at the county council when councillors will be encouraged to support a Lib Dem motion calling for a People's Vote on the Brexit deal.
  • Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Sep 4, 2018

    Gloucester's Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate has raised concerns over a 38% rise in knife crime across the county.

    Dr Rebecca Trimnell said cuts to policing in Gloucestershire were partially to blame for the rise and called on the police and crime commissioner to take action, including education programmes.

  • Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Aug 31, 2018

    The Liberal Democrats have published a comprehensive blueprint for replacing the broken business rates system, cutting taxes for businesses by 20% in Gloucester.

    Dr Rebecca Trimnell, the Lib Dem Parliamentary spokeswoman for Gloucester, said the plans would boost local investment and ensure businesses in the city thrive.

  • Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Aug 13, 2018
    There are calls for Gloucester MP Richard Graham to apologise after he suggested immigrants could not use dustbins.
    In one of his regular emails to constituents the Conservative Member of Parliament called for an "education programme for immigrants not used to urban recycling".
    He has been condemned by Dr Rebecca Trimnell, his Liberal Democrat opponent at the next General Election, who called on him to apologise.
  • Rebecca Trimnell
    Article: Jul 16, 2018

    Gloucester's Liberal Democrat Prospective MP has welcomed the announcement of an upgrade to the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal towpath.

    Dr Rebecca Trimnell, the recently selected Parliamentary candidate for Gloucester, said the scheme was great news for cyclists and pedestrians.

    The towpath serves as an important route between the city centre and areas such as Hempsted, Podsmead, Quedgeley and Kingsway and is also part of the National Cycle network.