An EU army? The idea is utterly barmy

In his latest salvo, Brussels chief, Jean-Claude Juncker, has called for the creation of an EU army to face down the Russians.The idea is utterly barmy.

The most important election in a generation

This was the week Labour arrived on Cheltenham’s electoral scene. In a bravura article in the Echo (Feb 23) the Labour candidate conceded he couldn’t win in May, but railed against the Lib Dem mantra of a ‘two-horse race’. He also savaged the Conservative-led coalition.

Chalk sets out stall for town’s businesses

Cheltenham’s Conservative MP hopeful has set out his stall for the town’s businesses. With less than 70 days until Cheltonians go to the polls, Alex Chalk has chosen to launch his own business manifesto, outlining what he would do differently from the Lib Dems to support local entrepreneurs. 

Transport Supremo comes to town

Transport was pushed to the top of the agenda last week, as the Transport Secretary paid a visit to Cheltenham's Railway Station. The Secretary of State, Patrick McLoughlin MP, was welcomed to town by Conservative MP hopeful, Alex Chalk, to discuss the future of Cheltenham's transport infrastructure.

Chalk launches Fair Votes For All petition

The Fair Votes for All group has welcomed Cheltenham’s Prospective Conservative MP, Alex Chalk, as a patron of their campaign. This group is calling for English votes for English issues to be introduced into the House of Commons as soon as possible.