In an open letter to Chippenham MP Michelle Donelan, Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Chippenham Constituency Sarah Gibson critices her support for Boris Johnson by accepting the offer of joining the Cabinet "at a time when the country, our communities and residents need him gone ...The truth is that our country desperately wants an end to the sleaze, lies, law breaking, incompetence and sheer indifference of Boris Johnson and this Conservative Government. People are sick and tired of being taken for granted and treated as fools."
In its meeting on November 24th Chippenham Town Council has elected former Mayor Desna Allen (LibDem) to be Leader of the Council. For the Sheldon ward councillor this will be the fourth time she has been elected Leader of the Council in addition to two terms as Mayor.
Cllr Allen said: "I am very pleased and honoured to have been nominated and voted for as Leader of the Council.
The Liberal Democrats continue to perform well in Chippenham with another gain on theTown Council. LibDem candidate George Simmonds has won a seat on the town council following the Pewsham by-election taking over 45% of the vote.
Fellow Pewsham Lib Dem councillor, Clare Cape said: "I'm delighted that George is joining the Liberal Democrat team on Chippenham Town Council; he'll be an asset to the council and most importantly I know that he'll will work hard for Pewsham residents."