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Press release – Tory MP likely to lose Colchester seat. May 2019

by martingosscolchesterppc on 4 June, 2019

Tory Will Quince MP likely to lose in Colchester to the Lib Dems

Lib-Dems back as main challengers for Colchester MP

Results from Colchester Borough Council election for the Wards in the Colchester Parliamentary Constituency put the Liberal Democrats neck-and-neck with the Conservatives – ahead of Labour and the Green Party who are in third and fourth place respectively. 

This makes the Liberal Democrats the main challengers to take the seat from Tory Will Quince at the next General Election.

Both Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats polled around 7,000 votes on Thursday, allowing for an adjustment for those areas in the Lexden and Braiswick Ward which is split between the Colchester and North Essex Parliamentary constituencies.

Martin Goss, the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Colchester, said: “Colchester had a Liberal Democrat MP for 18 years until 2015, whereas it is now 74 years since Labour won Colchester for the only time in 1945. The message from Thursday’s election is that the Liberal Democrats are back as the main challengers to defeat the Conservatives and once again for Colchester to have a Liberal Democrat MP. Even Will Quince himself after the results became public admitted the contest is between myself and him. Colchester residents once again have a real choice.”

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13th March 2019

NOTE TO EDITOR: 

Martin is available for further comment at either his mobile number 07912 396335 or this email address.

About Martin:

Martin has lived in Colchester since he was four and moved here in 1978.

He attended Prettygate Infants and Junior School before attending Philip Morant School. He also attended Colchester Institute for his further and Higher Education before completing his degree part-time whilst working.

Martin works in IT as a Senior Leader within the Insurance sector and has worked in Colchester so has first hand

experience of being truly local.

He lives in Mile End with his wife Rachel and has family in Prettygate and Stanway.

Martin has been a Borough Councillor in Mile End for elven years and is the Cabinet Member for Waste on Colchester Borough Council. He is also a frequent rail commuter and very active campaigner on a wide range of issues.

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