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Martin Charles Horwood

Martin Charles Horwood was a Liberal Democrats candidate in Leckhampton in the Cheltenham local election. They were elected with 1,169 votes.

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Statement to voters

As your borough councillor, I’ve worked hard to protect Leckhampton’s precious green spaces and - where development does take place - to make sure it’s environmentally-friendly and delivers decent numbers of affordable homes.

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I’ve taken up many issues for residents - from new zebra crossings to the detail of planning applications, from chasing for bins to be emptied to constantly nagging the Conservative-run county council to repair our often woeful roads and pavements.

I’ve actively supported community groups and clubs everywhere from Burrow’s Field to the scout hut to the green at Southcourt Drive.

At borough level, I’ve delivered an air quality action plan, prioritising schools. And I recently persuaded the council to declare a nature emergency, meaning tougher targets for restoring nature. Some parties call themselves green. Cheltenham Lib Dems actually deliver on the environment.

But I wouldn’t mind some help! So I’m delighted Julia Chandler is standing with me in Leckhampton’s double-header election this May.

I’ve known Julia for years. She lives locally and as a former Cheltenham midwife and health campaigner, she’ll be an expert voice on the council and a real champion for embattled local health services.

You’ll be voting for Gloucestershire’s Police & Crime Commissioner in May too. Former Superintendent Martin Surl is our Lib Dem candidate. An outstanding independent Police & Crime Commissioner before 2021, I know he’ll always put effective policing before politics.

We all have a record of action for local people. We keep in touch all year round. And we’d really value your support in May.

Thank you

This statement was last updated on April 30, 2024.

This statement was added by Martin Charles Horwood, their team, or by a Democracy Club volunteer, based on information published by the candidate elsewhere.

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About Martin Charles Horwood


Martin Charles Horwood is a British Liberal Democrat politician who represented South West England in the European Parliament from 2019 to 2020. He previously served as the Member of Parliament for Cheltenham from 2005 to 2015.

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Martin Charles Horwood's elections

Date Election Party Results Position
2024 Leckhampton: Cheltenham local election Liberal Democrats 1,169 votes (elected) 1st / 8 candidates
2022 Leckhampton: Cheltenham local election Liberal Democrats 1,446 votes (elected) 1st / 3 candidates
2019 South West: European Parliament (UK) elections Liberal Democrats 385,095 votes (elected) 5th / 47 candidates
2018 Leckhampton: Cheltenham local election Liberal Democrats 1,082 votes (elected) 1st / 7 candidates
2017 Cheltenham: UK Parliamentary general election Liberal Democrats 24,046 votes (not elected) 2nd / 4 candidates
2015 Cheltenham: UK Parliamentary general election Liberal Democrats 18,274 votes (not elected) 2nd / 6 candidates
2010 Cheltenham: UK Parliamentary general election Liberal Democrats 26,659 votes (elected) 1st / 5 candidates
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