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COLCHESTER NEEDS A ‘COLCHESTER’ MP

by leesmith on 23 May, 2024

COLCHESTER councillor Martin Goss has welcomed the summer General Election and says it is chance for the city to have a local MP again. The Lib Dem parliamentary candidate has served on the council for 16 years and is battling to follow in the footsteps of pollical stalwart Sir Bob Russell who represented the constituency […]

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CHILDCARE UNDERFUNDING IS HURTNG FAMILIES

by leesmith on 14 May, 2024

GOVERNMENT failure in the provision of childcare places has left many parents in the Colchester area completely without options. Research by the Liberal Democrats has found there are a staggering 331 fewer early years childcare providers in Essex in 2023 then there were four years ago – one of the biggest decreases in the country. […]

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THE number of incidents of sewage ‘vandalism’ in Colchester increased by a shocking 199% in the last year according to new data released this week. Figures from the House of Commons library, based on official reports from the Environment Agency, revealed the number of cases of ‘counted’ spills into local rivers and lakes shot up […]

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ESSEX police need more resources to reverse the rise in burglary response times, according to Martin Goss, the Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Colchester. New figures released by 26 of the country’s police forces revealed the average time taken by officers responding to incidents of burglaries in the county was 6hrs and 34mins in 2022/23 […]

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A FRIGHTENING increase in sewage spills in the Anglian Water region has been slammed as scandalous by the Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Colchester, Martin Goss. New figures released by the Environment Agency have revealed the number of incidents of discharged sewage flowing into the area’s water system increased by a staggering 97% – the […]

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MARTIN GOSS, the Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Colchester, says the government’s Budget will leave families facing soaring bills. The Liberal Democrats have labelled Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s plans a “desperate deception”, with income tax bills still set to rise. Martin believes people will see through this “deception” and that they don’t want more “empty promises” […]

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PATIENTS IN NORTH ESSEX FACE LONGER WAITS TO SEE GPs

by leesmith on 29 February, 2024

PEOPLE living in north Essex are being “abandoned” as they face longer waits to see their local GP. Research by the Liberal Democrats has found the number of patients waiting more than 14 days for an appointment, excluding those with an unknown time between the initial booking and eventually being seen, rose to 433,771 in […]

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CALL FOR URGENT REFORM TO NHS DENTIST CONTRACTS

by leesmith on 26 February, 2024

A LEADING Colchester dentist says there needs to be a rethink of NHS contracts with dental practices. The shortage of NHS dentists around the country has seen long queues outside temporary mobile dentist surgeries. Research, commissioned from the House of Commons Library by the Liberal Democrats, found some 82,704 children – 44.9% – in the […]

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CHILDREN BEING FAILED BY LACK OF NHS DENTISTS

by leesmith on 9 February, 2024

AN alarming number of children in Colchester are being let down by the lack of NHS dentist services – with nearly HALF in the Suffolk and North-East Essex area failing to have an appointment in a 12-month period. Research, commissioned from the House of Commons Library by the Liberal Democrats, found some 82,704 children – 44.9% […]

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ALARMING RISE IN UNSOLVED BURGLARIES IN ESSEX

by leesmith on 5 February, 2024

AN alarming rise in the number of unsolved burglaries in Essex has been slammed by the Liberal Democrats in the county. Home Office figures for the period October 2022-Septrember 2023 revealed there were 15 unsolved burglaries EVERY DAY, with just 403 offenders charged from 6,818 offences of which 5,372 were deemed ‘investigation complete no suspect […]

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