Increasing Funding for our Schools

In November of last year, I presented a petition calling on the Government to introduce a fairer funding formula for Cheltenham's schools. The petition, which was signed by over one thousand local teachers, parents and governors, increases the pressure on the Government to take swift action to end the historic funding shortfall affecting Cheltenham pupils. Thank you all for your support and for helping me make Cheltenham's voice heard.

Improve Cheltenham's Broadband Access

Before the election, I promised to make broadband speeds a priority. Nearly a year into my role as your MP, I have remained true to this promise and continue to raise your concerns in Parliament to ensure that Chaeltenham does not miss out on broadband. Superfast broadband is vital for Cheltenham’s economic future, so it is only right that this is a priority.

Fixing Our Pot Holes

On 15th January I marked 'National Pothole Day' by calling for Cheltenham to receive a slice of a new £50 million-a-year 'Pothole Fund'.The creation of the national Pothole Fund was announced by George Osorne at last November's Autumn Statement, and now I want Cheltenham to get its fair share of cash for pothole repairs.

Improving Mobile Coverage in Leckhampton

I am conscious of the frustration of many living in the Leckhampton area regarding poor mobile phone reception and coverage. I share that frustration.As your MP, I want to do whatever I can to improve the situation.  

Tackling Grot Spots

We need to crack down on the ‘grot spots’ letting our town down, which is why I'm calling on residents to report eyesores in their local area, ranging from run-down buildings to litter, fly-tipping and graffiti.

Backing Local Business

Alex inspecting an aircraft undercarriage at Messier-Dowty In and around Cheltenham we have a number of businesses that we can be incredibly proud of, from large industrial manufacturers who export to markets across the world to local independant shops. These businesses make Cheltenham a great place to live and keep our local economy moving. 

Cutting Parking Costs in Cheltenham

I believe we need to adopt a more shopper-friendly approach, to assist traders and shoppers alike. For our town centre to thrive we need a more flexible parking policy, with free parking in designated car parks after 4pm and more free parking days during less busy periods. Small businesses are the lifeblood of our town, but they need our support.

Cross Country Services

Alex Chalk, Conservative candidate for Cheltenham, wants to hear your views:

The franchise of the Cross Country rail service with Arriva Cross Country (AXC) was recently extended until 2020.