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Only 86% of patients arriving at A&E in Colchester were treated or admitted within four hours in October 2019, according to damning figures published today by NHS England. This is well below the official target of 95% of patients attending A&E being admitted, transferred or discharged within four hours. Nationally, the 95% waiting target hasn’t been met since […]

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Knife Crime

by martingosscolchesterppc on 8 November, 2019

In response to Will Quince’s letter on knife crime – five years ago, in response to high-profile knife attacks, backbench Conservatives proposed a new law: mandatory prison sentences for those caught carrying a knife for the second time. It sounded tough, and MPs spoke of “sending a message” to stop people carrying knives. But, as […]

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Councillor hits out at office to housing conversion policy

by martingosscolchesterppc on 9 October, 2019

Changes in the planning laws which allow office blocks to be converted into flats without planning permission need to be scrapped, and for planning permission to be required which was the case until a few years ago. That is the opinion of leading Colchester Councillor Martin Goss who is also the Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary […]

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Tories starve East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust of £6,348,130  The Liberal Democrats have slammed the Tories as “heartless” for starving the NHS of vital cash after revealing East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust   paid  £6,348,130 in interest on outstanding debt over the last five years. Former Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, warned taxpayers money […]

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CALLING ALL DISENFRANCHISED TORY & LABOUR VOTERS IN COLCHESTER!

by martingosscolchesterppc on 8 September, 2019

Colchester Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate Martin Goss has called on residents to rally behind him as the town’s next MP – describing himself as the “Colchester unity candidate” – in the wake of the ever-worsening political crisis facing the country He said: “I urge both traditional One Nation Conservatives opposed to Boris Johnson’s lurch to […]

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NO DEAL BREXIT – BAD NEWS FOR COLCHESTER

by martingosscolchesterppc on 29 August, 2019

With the announcement today that Parliament is likely to be suspended for a significant period when MP’s return from the summer recess in September Colchester’s potential future Lib Dem MP for the town Martin Goss has today written to incumbent Tory MP Will Quince asking for his rationale for supporting a “No Brexit” deal. Councillor Goss said  “I […]

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Martin Goss visits University of Essex

by martingosscolchesterppc on 27 August, 2019

Martin Goss met with Chief of Staff Monica Illsley and Euro MP Barbara Gibson for a tour of the University of Essex campus and the Knowledge Gateway which is helping cutting edge technology businesses to grow. Martin Goss said “I am so impressed with the major investment and growth going into the Univserity which shortly […]

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More rail fair misery on the way for 2020!

by martingosscolchesterppc on 12 August, 2019

Prospective MP calls on Government double standards to end on rail fair increases Going back to the 2015 General Election the Conservatives promised to freeze rail fair increases for 5 years if elected or cap at the rate of inflation. Details are included in historic news releases below. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/general-election-2015/11526367/Election-2015-Conservatives-pledge-to-cap-rail-fares-for-five-years.html https://www.theguardian.com/money/2015/apr/21/rail-fare-rise-cotswolds-uk-david-cameron-pledge-freeze-prices  From January 1st 2019 we […]

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County Court closure threat to local justice

by martingosscolchesterppc on 28 July, 2019

County Court closure threat to local justice The closure of Colchester County Court has put local people who need to pursue civil and family law cases at a huge disadvantage – and without adequate Legal Aid for those facing evictions it is likely that serious miscarriage of justice will happen. That is the stark warning from […]

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School motion funding success

by martingosscolchesterppc on 23 July, 2019

At the recent July full Council meeting in Colchester, Martin Goss led a joint motion asking full council to support writing to Government highlighting the local impact that school funding cuts had in Colchester on all educational establishments and calling for increased funding across the board. The motion was unanimously passed by all Cllrs. Martin […]

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