Lib Dems vote to ban fracking

Originally published 12 March 2016.
The Liberal Democrats Spring Conference in York has voted for an outright ban on fracking - the extraction of shale gas using the high-pressure hydraulic fracturing of underground rocks.


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Local pharmacies face cut in government spending

Martin Horwood & Peter Badham testing blood pressure, a community pharmacy serviceOriginally published 13 February 2016.

Millions are being cut from the government's support for local community pharmacies and Cheltenham's former LibDem MP has added his voice to those of pharmacists who are raising the alarm. The cuts are to the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework which pays local pharmacists to provide minor ailment services and public health advice, reducing pressure on GPs and the NHS.

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Cheltenham political leaders need to get off the fence on Europe

Originally published 22 January 2016.

Cheltenham's former LibDem MP has called for local political leaders of all colours to show their hand on the coming European referendum.

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Thank you!


Thank you. It has been an honour and a privilege to serve the people of Cheltenham for ten years, so far, as your MP.  We have won many battles together - to protect local health services, keep treasured green spaces and win investment in the town and its public transport system in particular.  I will keep on fighting for those causes and for this town. 

Thank you too for all the kind messages for me and my family which I have received since the election.  Cheltenham has a big heart. 

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Martin Horwood welcomes Liberal Democrat tax cuts

Martin Horwood, Cheltenham’s Liberal Democrat MP since 2005, has welcomed his party’s latest plans to cut tax for even more hard-working families.

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