Martin 'delighted' to represent LibDems as parliamentary candidate again

Originally published 20 July 2016.
Former Cheltenham MP Martin Horwood has been re-elected by local party members to represent the Liberal Democrats as their parliamentary candidate.  Although the formal date of the next election is May 2020, there has been speculation about an early general election since the 23 June European referendum and Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has called on Theresa May to go to the country quickly because she has become Prime Minister "without even having won an election in her own party, let alone the country".
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Fears raised for EU citizens living here

Originally published 4 July 2016.

Conservative leadership contender Theresa May has refused to guarantee the position of EU citizens currently living in the UK.  Speaking on Sunday's BBC Peston on Sunday programme, she said only that this would have to be "factored into the negotiations for Brexit".  Although most mnigration into the UK is from non-EU countries, roughly three million EU citizens are thought to be living in the UK at the moment.

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Tories' broken Broadband promise

Originally published 2 June 2016.

The former Cheltenham MP who first raised the issue of poor broadband service in parts of Cheltenham has accused the new Tory government of breaking its promises and his Tory successor of dropping the ball.

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Euro-divorce would be bad for Cheltenham business

Originally published 19 May 2016.

In two speeches to local businesses this week, former Cheltenham MP Martin Horwood is putting a strong case for Britain remaining in the European Union.

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Budget to fail Cheltenham schools

Originally published 16 March 2016.

The Conservatives' funding plans for schools are a con, and today's Budget 2016 will do nothing to change that, claims a local Liberal Democrat.

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