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Grant EU citizens the automatic right to stay in the UK,” Lib Dems say

by martingosscolchesterppc on 28 February, 2021

900 EU citizens in Colchester stuck in limbo as ‘Settled Status’ backlog soars.  The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to grant EU citizens the automatic right to stay in the UK, with the physical proof they need, as new Home Office figures reveal that  900 people in Colchester are still waiting for a […]

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“Give carers a break”, Lib Dems say

by martingosscolchesterppc on 17 February, 2021

Lib Dems call on Chancellor to give 9361 carers in Colchester a break  The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to “give carers a break”, by giving councils immediate emergency funding so they can provide the support services unpaid carers need to take a weekly break.  More than 9361 people in Colchester are looking after elderly, disabled or vulnerable people during the […]

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Objections to Turner Rise McDonalds

by martingosscolchesterppc on 5 February, 2021

Some of you may already be aware that McDonalds have put in a planning application for a new restaurant building at the Turner Rise Retail Park.The new building will be next to Go Outdoors and next to Pizza hut. The car park is 390 spaces and only 4 additional spaces will be added. There will […]

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The Liberal Democrats have condemned the Chancellor for failing to introduce a comprehensive plan to save jobs after it was revealed that 4760 of people in Colchester are currently on Universal Credit. Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Christine Jardine criticised Rishi Sunak’s “constant chop-and-change approach”, urging him to put in place a proper plan to protect jobs as the Government […]

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An Unwelcome Xmas present from Colchester’s MP

by martingosscolchesterppc on 7 December, 2020

The promise of free meals over Christmas for children was welcome. Now we learn that the Junior Minister responsible for Universal Credit – the Tory MP for Colchester – has announced a cap on families receiving this benefit. From this month families already struggling on the limited income from Universal Credit face more anxiety through […]

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£300 to catch graffiti culprit

by martingosscolchesterppc on 12 November, 2020

You may have seen some of the graffiti around Mile End on Turner Rise, Turner Road and North Station where around 26 different incidents of graffiti were recorded on various bus shelters, fences, houses and bins. Most of this has now been cleaned up but wastes taxpayers money in having to carry out such an […]

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Will Quince MP must use last chance to back farmers

by martingosscolchesterppc on 3 November, 2020

Will Quince MP must use last chance to back farmers, Lib Dems say The Colchester Liberal Democrats Parliamentary Spokesperson Martin Goss have called on Will Quince MP to this week back British farming and vote to protect our high environmental and animal welfare standards. In a letter to Will Quince, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Colchester, […]

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Free School Meals

by martingosscolchesterppc on 28 October, 2020

Martin Goss calls on Colchester MP Will Quince to explain his vote on free School meals for the holidays where he voted against funding these for the poorest in society. There are just under 3000 children affected by this decision in Colchester where many may struggle to get a decent meal due to this vote […]

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Lib Dems challenge lack of Black police officers in Essex

by martingosscolchesterppc on 12 August, 2020

The Liberal Democrats are calling for action to increase diversity in the police force as new figures reveal that only 0.2% of police officers in Essex are Black.   According to the Liberal Democrats’ analysis, the statistics show the Government’s new officer recruitment has failed to improve the situation nationally and only 1% of new recruits in Essex and Black. The Black […]

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Lib Dems in Colchester slam Govt’s planning proposals

by martingosscolchesterppc on 10 August, 2020

The Liberal Democrats have condemned the Conservative Government’s plans to reform the planning system, arguing that proposed changes will do nothing to alleviate the housing crisis in Colchester.  The Liberal Democrats believe the Conservatives’ proposals will not help those who are stuck on waiting lists and express concern that zoning plans risk “leaving whole areas behind”. […]

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