Help Martin Horwood win in Cheltenham

Photo of Martin HorwoodThe general election will be on Thursday 7 May - and all the signs suggest a close fight between  local Lib Dem MP Martin Horwood and the Conservative candidate.

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Cheltenham MP welcomes new rules to safeguard pension savings

Cheltenham MP Martin Horwood has welcomed new rules unveiled yesterday to safeguard pension savings from high and unfair charges.

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Martin Horwood MP signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

Martin Horwood has this week signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment.

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Martin Horwood MP backs local apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are one of the coalition government's real success stories, claims local Lib Dem MP Martin Horwood. 

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Protecting animals

Martin was President of Cheltenham & East Gloucestershire RSPCA and a member of the all-pFox arty parliamentary group for animal welfare. 

He has been active in Cheltenham and in parliament promoting the welfare of animals in the UK and abroad.  He opposes repeal of the hunting ban, has called for an end to commercial whaling and successfully supported legislation to ban wild animals in circuses and to introduce universal microchipping of dogs.

He has consistently opposed the Gloucestershire badger cull and supported alternative approaches to keep both badger and cattle populations healthy as advocated by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.

In 2009 he was voted Animal Welfare Champion 2009 by his parliamentary colleagues of all parties.  He was nominated by Cheltenham charity Naturewatch.

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