Martin Horwood backs new rights for private renters

Today Liberal Democrats voted at their party conference in Glasgow to strengthen the rights of the England’s nine million private rental tenants.

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Martin takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Cheltenham's Liberal Democrat MP Martin Horwood got a soaking with the help of Gloucestershire Echo Editor Kevan Blackadder.

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Lib Dem MP Martin Horwood challenges A&E downgrade

MP Martin Horwood and Local Liberal Democrats are still challenging NHS bosses over the downgrade of services at Cheltenham General’s Accident & Emergency department.

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Fighting local crime

Martin strongly defended a well-funded local police force, called for smart sentencing and innovative approaches like restorative justice to cut re-offending and involve victims more in the justice process.

There were more than 7,000 recorded crimes in Cheltenham in Martin's last full year as an MP - still far too many but more than 27% less than in 2010.  Domestic burglary, drug offences, bicycle theft, public order offences, possession of weapons offences and vehicle offences were all sharply lower then in Cheltenham than they were in 2010.  This is a tribute to Cheltenham people including Neighbourhood Watch volunteers, to Gloucestershire Constabulary's effective community policing and preventive work and to innovative projects like the Aston Project and the Halt project who have worked to reduce the risk of offending amongst young people.

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Keeping the NHS local

It has never been more important to stand up for the local NHS.  As your local MP, Martin campaigned tirelessly for free, local health services.Martin campaigning for local health services

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