Opinions

Let's push back against the litter louts

Like many people in Cheltenham I’ve been really disappointed by the sheer volume of litter that has been dumped in some of our green spaces over recent days. Last Saturday morning I went to Montpellier Gardens to thank the Ubico staff.

Should we trust the Trust?

Should we trust the Trust? That’s the question that many in Cheltenham have asked me in recent days since we learnt of local Hospital Trust bosses’ plan to suspend Cheltenham’s A&E for three months.

Alex urges the Trust not to temporarily close A&E

The Dominic Cummings affair has exploded into the inboxes of MPs across the country. Mine is no different, and by the time this column is printed I will have made my way through responses to many hundreds of constituents who have contacted me.

Lockdown is Working

The central aim of the lockdown strategy is to slow the spread of the disease, and thereby protect the NHS from being overwhelmed. Thanks to the magnificent efforts of so many, this goal is so far being achieved. 

A 'New Deal' for Cheltenham

In 1933, with America in the icy grip of the Great Depression which had wreaked havoc on the economy, US President Franklin D Roosevelt announced a “New Deal” to the American people. 

Coronavirus and the Budget

I am writing this just hours before the Chancellor announces his Budget to the House of Commons. 

Over the last week I have been frenetically lobbying on Cheltenham’s behalf. There are three things that I have been focused on.