Tory MP’s charity visits won’t right the wrongs of his callous voting record

Liberal Democrat parliamentary spokesperson for Cheltenham Max Wilkinson has urged the town’s Tory MP to take responsibility for his callous voting record instead of visiting local charities looking sad.


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What should Cheltenham be like in 2050?

The following text is a copy of my submission to the Gloucestershire 2050 consultation.


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Delay to faster Cheltenham-London services a signal of more Tory rail failures

Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Cheltenham Max Wilkinson has pointed to more failures by the Tory government after a delay to the introduction of a new hourly service to London.


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Let’s help young people and families by investing in homes

You wouldn’t know it if you looked around the town centre on a regular weekday, but Cheltenham is suffering a housing crisis. Rents are high and the average house costs around 10 times the average wage.



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2050 Vision doomed to failure unless it involves young people, says Max

The Gloucestershire 2050 Vision project will be doomed to fail unless those in charge of the consultation do more to involve young people, according to the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Cheltenham.


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Triple railway blow for Cheltenham people as government adds insult to injury

Max Wilkinson reacts to the news that the Cheltenham Spa railway station scheme has been scaled-back for a second time, that the scheme is delayed and that the DfT railway franchise consultation will not come to the town.


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Tories have questions to answer over health bosses’ attendance at fundraiser

Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Cheltenham Max Wilkinson says questions must be answered after it emerged that two Gloucestershire NHS bosses paid to attend a Conservative party fundraising event.

In a letter to Max, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust chief exec Deborah Lee and chair Peter Lachecki confirmed that they paid £50-a-head to attend a Tory party dinner with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt in November.

Max Wilkinson


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Police in Gloucestershire are facing £1m real-terms cut amid gov’t smoke and mirrors

Police in Gloucestershire are facing a real-terms cut of £1.05m next year, the Liberal Democrats have revealed.


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Cheltenham Lib Dems select new Parliamentary candidate


Cheltenham Liberal Democrat members have tonight selected Max Wilkinson as their candidate to take on Alex Chalk and the Conservatives at the next General Election.

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Max introduces plan to help young people with housing

I am leading local Liberal Democrat efforts to help young people with housing in Cheltenham. 

My council motion targeting help at younger people who are struggling to buy and rent in the town was passed unanimously by the borough council.

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