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The Liberal Democrat Parliamentary spokesperson for Colchester, Martin Goss has called for a new Prime Minister.  The Colchester Liberal Democrats have called on the local MP Will Quince and all Conservative MPs to remove Boris Johnson as Prime Minister this week.   A vote of no-confidence in Boris Johnson is being held by Conservative MPs this evening after enough Conservative […]

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Thousands of patients in Colchester are being rushed through an appointment with their GP in less than 5 minutes, new research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.  Colchester Liberal Democrats have blasted the “stark postcode lottery” facing people in the area, with 31,856 GP appointments in April clocking in at under 5 minutes. The party has raised fears that many […]

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Colchester Lib Dems have today called on Boris Johnson to resign as the damning Sue Gray report is published and the Partygate scandal comes to a head.   The local Liberal Democrats have accused the Conservatives of “failing the country” and added that while thousands in Colchester made sacrifices, Boris Johnson’s Number 10 partied.   The Liberal Democrats have also […]

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Colchester Liberal Democrats have today slammed Will Quince MP for voting against an emergency tax cut in the House of Commons on Wednesday.   It comes as over 300 Conservative MPs voted against the measures put forward by the Liberal Democrats to cut VAT from 20% to 17.5%.   This proposal would be set to save families in Colchester an average […]

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New research from the House of Commons Library, commissioned by the Liberal Democrats has shown huge disparities in cancer care across England revealing a crisis in Colchester.  The headlines from the research have been branded “horrific” by Colchester’s Liberal Democrats, they show:   This winter, from November 2021 to February 2022 almost 3,435 patients in Colchester waited longer than two weeks […]

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Will Quince MP must help sack law-breaking Boris Johnson 

by martingosscolchesterppc on 12 April, 2022

Colchester Liberal Democrats have called on local Conservative MP Will Quince to sack Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak following the revelation that both are to be fined over lockdown-breaking parties at Number 10.  The Liberal Democrats are also calling for Parliament to be recalled immediately so MPs can hold a vote of no confidence in Boris Johnson as […]

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Thousands of families in Colchester may miss out on the Government’s £150 council tax rebate to help with soaring energy bills, new figures have revealed. Colchester properties across the area are in council tax bands A-D and so are eligible for the £150 rebate. But the government’s financial watchdog estimates that around a third of […]

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GREEN WASTE CHARGING PUT ON HOLD

by martingosscolchesterppc on 24 March, 2022

WE ARE LISTENING  That was the message this evening from Councillor Martin Goss who is the Cabinet Member with responsibility for waste, environment & transport during the Wednesday 8th July Colchester Cabinet Meeting. Councillor Goss had expressed grave concerns that the proposal within a paper to consider a new green waste collection at a recommended cost […]

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The Liberal Democrats have warned that the scrapping of Covid lateral flow tests will slap Colchester with a £9,657,155 “tax on caring” with as many as 18,076 residents facing costs of over £500 a year to take regular tests and visit vulnerable relatives. Despite the easing of Covid restrictions, the latest figures show that every week an estimated […]

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The Liberal Democrats have accused the Conservatives of leaving pensioners in Colchester with a “hole in their pocket” after breaking a manifesto promise to protect the state pension. In the wake of inflation hitting a thirty year high of 5.5% in January, a typical pensioner in Colchester is set to see their income fall by £171.60 this year in real terms. […]

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