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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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The Liberal Democrats have warned that overstretched police in Colchester, Essex  are struggling to combat a surge in knife crime, and are calling for additional funding for community police. The number of offences involving knives or other sharp objects increased by 75.4%  in the last five years  reaching a record high in 2019-20, but this increase has not been met […]

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GREEN WASTE CHARGING PUT ON HOLD

by Site Author on 9 July, 2020

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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GREEN WASTE CHARGING PUT ON HOLD

by Site Author on 9 July, 2020

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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Lib Dem Martin Goss challenges opponent to reject no-deal

by martingosscolchesterppc on 7 December, 2019

The Liberal Democrat candidate for Colchester has today challenged the local Conservative candidate to rule out a no-deal Brexit in December 2020. The challenge, just a few days before polling day, follows Boris Johnson refusing to rule out a no-deal exit from the EU.  Under the Conservative Party’s plan, the UK will have until December 2020 to deliver the […]

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Martin Goss to use £50 billion regional fund to invest in Colchester

by martingosscolchesterppc on 7 December, 2019

The Liberal Democrats would use an ambitious £50 billion regional growth fund to invest in Colchester, according to local candidate Martin Goss. The Liberal Democrats, who are fighting their campaign on a platform to Stop Brexit to build a brighter future, have earmarked £50 billion to reverse regional under-investment from the Conservatives. Liberal Democrat candidate for […]

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Leaked documents reveal Trump trade deal threat to farmers in Colchester.

by martingosscolchesterppc on 1 December, 2019

Leaked documents from US-UK trade deal talks have revealed the threat facing farmers in Colchester from a trade deal with Donald Trump, the Liberal Democrats have warned. Liberal Democrat candidate MartinGoss has written to Conservative candidate Will Quince, calling on them to make a “cast-iron” guarantee to vote against any lowering of UK food standards that […]

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Lib Dems to fund 34 more police officers across Colchester.

by martingosscolchesterppc on 1 December, 2019

The Liberal Democrats have today announced plans to fund at least 34 police officers across Colchester as part of an extra £1bn nationwide investment into community policing. This commitment amounts to 20,000 more police officers across Englandand Wales, enough for an extra two officers per ward. The Liberal Democrats will also fund an immediate 2% pay-rise for serving […]

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Cowardice jibe at Tory candidate

by martingosscolchesterppc on 18 November, 2019

Colchester Conservative candidate Will Quince has been accused of “cowardice” in refusing to attend and answer questions at meetings after it was revealed that he had refused to sit with other Parliamentary candidates at three events which have been organised in the town. The “cowardice” taunt came from Liberal Democrat candidate Martin Goss, a Colchester […]

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