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Jim Porter for Longlevens

Jim was elected to the City Council in May 2008 and is proud to represent the residents of Longlevens. He has lived and worked in the ward for the past forty years and has been actively involved in the community during that time. 

Jim Porter for Longlevens

Jim was elected to the City Council in May 2008 and is proud to represent the residents of Longlevens. He has lived and worked in the ward for the past forty years and has been actively involved in the community during that time. 

Chris Etheridge - for Hucclecote

Chris was Born in Barton Street, Gloucester and lived in Tredworth and has lived in Gloucester all his life. Chris now lives in Hucclecote with his wife Jenny and has done for the past 23 years. 
With two Stepsons both married with two children each, Chris spends a lot of time with his family.

Full Set of Candidates Announced

Gloucester Conservatives have fielded a full set of candidates for the election on the 3rd of May this year.Having been delivering improvements across the city since taking overall control last year it is important to keep up the momentum and this has attracted some very good candidates to stand this year for the Conservative PartyAll the candidates are listed in this website here.

Massive support for council tax freeze

The County Council’s budget consultation has revealed very strong support for the Conservative-run authority’s plans to freeze council tax– even among groups who use council services most. In a statistically representative sample of county residents, 74% backed the freeze, with 17% opposing it. Even among service users, who regularly receive council help, 64% supported the freeze, with 19% opposed. The research, which was carried out independently, asked respondents if they backed a council tax freeze, even if it limited the council’s ability to raise funds in future. It formed part of the statutory consultation that the council has to carry out prior to setting its council tax for the year.

Economic stimulus worth over £100 million

Gloucestershire County Council today announced an investment package to bring better infrastructure, skills and jobs to the county.

Worth more than an estimated £100 million, the package includes investments in high speed broadband, better road links, skills for young people and deposits for first time buyers.

£1,300 raised for training course for the young

Training for out of work youngsters has given a boost by Gloucester MP Richard Graham's cherry n white charity cycle ride from Gloucester to Parliament. The City MP has raised £1,300 for the rugby charity Wooden Spoon Gloucestershire's funds for the Onside training course which prepares young people for jobs. The Onside courses are run by Prospect Training in conjunction with the Gloucester Rugby Club.

Extension for help going global

Help is at hand for local business looking to unlock potential from export markets with a range of new events from Gloucester City Council’s Economic Development Team.Before the team plan their programme of events they are asking businesses interested in this market to let them know of any potential issues they have, or questions they need answering to ensure the events are suitable.

King’s Quarter Development – a major step nearer

A major new city centre development for Gloucester – with features to match those in Bath and Exeter – is now a step nearer. The scheme is predicted to help shoot the city 20 places up the national retail rankings. Now the City Council’s Cabinet is being asked to approve a decision to enter into detailed contractual arrangements with Stanhope plc which would see it become the ‘developer partner’ for the King’s Quarter regeneration scheme.