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by Site Author on 13 September, 2021

Colchester Liberal Democrats have slammed local Conservative MP Will Quince’s choice to break their promise to the electorate and vote for a 1.25% rise in National Insurance. The changes, which go against the Conservatives’ manifesto promise not to raise taxes, will mean hard-pressed local families and small businesses will be left paying hundreds of pounds […]

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Poorest have government support cut

by Site Author on 3 September, 2021

As many as 19% of hard-pressed families across Colchester face being left worse off when the government ends the uplift to Universal Credit next month.  New data from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation exposes the true nature of how badly some areas will be hit by the £20 Universal Credit cut, which is opposed by Martin Goss, Lib Dem Parliamentary Spokesperson. In the report, the Joseph […]

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Support for Afghans

by martingosscolchesterppc on 17 August, 2021

The situation in Afghanistan is simply heartbreaking for those left behind to deal with the atrocities likely to happen under the new ruling Taliban regime. Whether any of us agreed with the invasion of Afghanistan, it happened, and 20 years of time elapsed and billions of pounds have been used fighting a war clearly to […]

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Martin Goss attends Excluded Unity Alliance Event

by martingosscolchesterppc on 22 July, 2021

I attended the Excluded Unity Alliance event on June 30th in London outside Parliament  and spoke in support of the 3.8 million people who were excluded from any furlough payments. We will continue the  pressure so the Government does the right thing. The speech is outlined below: “I am pleased and honoured to have been […]

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Martin Goss calls out MP Will Quince over Trinity School building

by martingosscolchesterppc on 21 July, 2021

The headline claims he has stepped in to ensure it gets resolved. The truth is Mr. Quince has taken his eye off the ball monitoring progress of the school. When Cllrs David King, Phil Coleman and I found out that Lang O’Rourke had walked away from the project, Mr. Quince was none the wiser. It was […]

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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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