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Stalking Sentences Bill presented to Parliament today

Cheltenham’s MP, Alex Chalk, has today presented a Bill before Parliament to strengthen protection for victims of stalking. The Private Member’s Bill, which has attracted cross party support seeks to double the maximum sentence for stalking from five to ten years’ imprisonment.

A Plea to end Knife Crime

One of the saddest parts of an MP’s life is dealing with the death of a constituent from violent crime or hideous accident, especially if the victim is young.

Funding to repair cycle path to Maisemore

Gloucester MP Richard Graham has said that the GCC announcement to restore the Gloucester-Maisemore cycle path would re-open an attractive route into the countryside for city residents.

The Boundary Review

Boundary Commission proposals for new Parliamentary constituencies will affect the way some of us vote in the 2020 general election.

They reduce the number of constituencies from 650 to 600 and alter the boundaries of almost all – including Gloucester.

Balancing Compassion and Regeneration

Some residents and retailers have written to me about an increase in beggars and apparently homeless people sleeping in the city centre.