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Westgate

George, Farook and RebeccaDr Rebecca Trimnell, Farook Mota and George Barwood are the Westgate ward Spotlight team.

All three of them will fight the city council elections in May 2021.

Rebecca, who lives in the shadow of St Oswald's Priory, is a former researcher to the Liberal Democrat county council group at Shire Hall. She now works in the social care sector.

She was also the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for Gloucester at the General Election in 2019.

Farook lives in Hempsted and is well known in the city as the founder of the Glucester Park Run. George, who works in IT, is a keen cyclist and takes a keen interest in the environment.

You can contact Rebecca, Farook and George at info@gloucester-libdems.org.uk

  • Jeremy Hilton and Declan Wilson prepare budget amendments 2020
    Article: May 25, 2020

    The Liberal Democrats have launched a plan to help Gloucester recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.

    The six-point plan covers economic recovery, housing, supporting communities, the environment, culture and rebuilding council services.

    The Liberal Democrats will be urging the city council to introduce this plan as soon as possible.

  • Jeremy Hilton and policy planning
    Article: May 15, 2020

    The Liberal Democrats are questioning the appointment of a Gloucester businesswoman to lead the city's economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

    They are concerned about a perceived conflict of interest that could undermine the city council's reputation.

    Councillor Dawn Melvin has joined the ruling Conservative administration as the cabinet member for economic recovery.

  • Jeremy Hilton and Declan Wilson prepare budget amendments 2020
    Article: Feb 25, 2020

    On Thursday, at the budget setting meeting, Liberal Democrats on Gloucester City Council will propose a suite of six budget amendments to the value of £356,000. There will be no additional cost to the taxpayer.

    The six projects being proposed will help support communities in Gloucester and improve the city's cultural offer.

  • The Lib Dem Marketing Gloucester motion
    Article: Jan 26, 2020
    Councillors are demanding that the former leader of Gloucester City Council apologise for the Marketing Gloucester debacle.
    The Liberal Democrats have tabled a motion to the city council calling on Councillor Paul James to apologise after the arms length organisation was bailed out to the tune of £240,000.
  • Rebecca Trimnell and the fly tipped rubbish
    Article: Jan 23, 2020
    Liberal Democrat campaigners in Westgate ward have uncovered Gloucester's hidden rubbish dump.They are demanding that the city council takes appropriate action clear it up and stop further dumping. Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service has been made aware.
    Westgate ward team member and city council candidate, Rebecca Trimnell said:
  • Lib Dems and the Amey household recycling mess
    Article: Jan 2, 2020

    Changes introduced to household recycling just two weeks before Christmas has caused disruption across Gloucester.

    There have been reports of missed collections and recycling left strewn all over the place by the city council's waste contractor Amey.

    If recycling has not been sorted properly following the introduction of the new rules then it is not being collected at all.

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

  • Rebecca Trimnell and Lib Dem campaigners outside police HQ
    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.

  • Rebecca Trimnell and Lib Dem campaigns protest against suspension of Parliament
    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.