Paul Hodgkinson

Leader of the Lib Dems on Gloucestershire County Council, representing Bourton on the Water & Northleach Learn more

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MP challenged to go full-time

by Paul Hodgkinson on 19 February, 2014

The Conservative MP for the Cotswolds has faced a call to give up his earnings outside Parliament. Cllr Paul Hodgkinson, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate, has challenged Geoffrey Clifton-Brown to put an end to his substantial second income after it was revealed that the MP has earned an average of £860 per hour from his second […]

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Councillor Paul Hodgkinson, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for the Cotswolds, has arranged an urgent meeting with Gloucestershire Police Commissioner Martin Surl over criticism of the force in the Operation Juggler report. The two-year review by an outside team from The City of London Police into allegations of fraud and corruption in the Cotswold Water Park […]

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Lib Dems choose Cotswold Leader to be prospective MP

by Paul Hodgkinson on 9 September, 2013

Cotswold Liberal Democrats have selected their high profile leader on Cotswold District Council as their new Parliamentary Candidate. Cllr Paul Hodgkinson’s selection comes just four months after he stunned the Conservatives by becoming the first Lib Dem to win the so-called ‘true blue’ seat of Bourton and Northleach in this May’s county council elections. The […]

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Dismay at A&E closure

by Paul Hodgkinson on 29 July, 2013

A decision to close Cheltenham’s A&E unit to emergency cases overnight has led to dismay in the Cotswolds. At a meeting held last week at the NHS Foundation Trust in Brockworth, the clinical commissioning group governing body voted to restrict the hospital’s A&E admissions between the hours of 8pm and 8am. From August, patients with a […]

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Cotswold District Council is under pressure to enforce a £19,000 money-back guarantee by motivational magician Shay McConnon following a surge in staff sickness rates. The demand was made today by Liberal Democrat opposition leader, Cllr Paul Hodgkinson, in reaction to new figures showing that, on average, officers are now taking more than nine days off […]

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Plans afoot for Fortey House

by Paul Hodgkinson on 1 July, 2013

A building which has been empty for 5 years is set to be redeveloped. Fortey House, Northleach, provided sheltered accommodation for local people but has been derelict with the large building lying unfilled. Now, Bromford, who own the site, have announced plans to demolish the site and build 24 affordable homes. The homes – yet […]

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Cllr Paul Hodgkinson (CDC, Churn Valley) was elected to Gloucestershire County Council last night in a nail biting result. The newly created Bourton and Northleach division comprises areas which have been represented by Conservatives for as long as anyone can remember. Now, Paul has become the first Liberal Democrat to represent the area at county […]

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County Council election this Thursday May 2!

by Paul Hodgkinson on 16 April, 2013

A councillor from the Cotswolds has made election history by producing a video for his campaign to be elected to Gloucestershire County Council. Cllr Paul Hodgkinson (Churn Valley) is standing for the Northleach & Bourton area this Thursday May 2. The ward also includes the Chedworth, Withington, Andoversford, Shipton and Brockhampton areas. The video – […]

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County Council Elections – May 2nd

by Paul Hodgkinson on 5 April, 2013

On Thursday May 2 I’m putting myself forward to be the next county councillor for our area. I’m already an experienced Cotswold District Councillor for the last 6 years and am standing for the Northleach & Bourton area. This also includes the Churn Valley, Chedworth and Withington, Andoversford and Shipton areas. I have a record of […]

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County Council does U Turn at Air Balloon Roundabout

by Paul Hodgkinson on 19 February, 2013

News today that the Conservative administration at Gloucestershire County Council has been persuaded to abandon support for the controversial Highways Agency plans to stop vehicles turning right at the Air Balloon pub roundabout has been welcomed. The plans drafted by the Highways Agency were – until now – supported by the County Council, following a […]

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