Martin Goss for Colchester

Working hard for Colchester Learn more

Read more on this

Read more on this

Read more on this

Read more on this

The Liberal Democrats have warned that the scrapping of Covid lateral flow tests will slap Colchester with a £9,657,155 “tax on caring” with as many as 18,076 residents facing costs of over £500 a year to take regular tests and visit vulnerable relatives. Despite the easing of Covid restrictions, the latest figures show that every week an estimated […]

Read more    Leave a comment

The Liberal Democrats have accused the Conservatives of leaving pensioners in Colchester with a “hole in their pocket” after breaking a manifesto promise to protect the state pension. In the wake of inflation hitting a thirty year high of 5.5% in January, a typical pensioner in Colchester is set to see their income fall by £171.60 this year in real terms. […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Conservatives have forgotten 11,829 fraud victims in Essex 

by martingosscolchesterppc on 10 February, 2022

The Liberal Democrats have accused the Government of forgetting victims of fraud in Essex after senior Conservative Ministers overlooked fraud and computer misuse offences when making false claims on falling crime.  Colchester Liberal Democrats have also called on the local Conservative MP Will Quince, to apologise to the thousands of people in Colchester who fell victim to fraud last […]

Read more    Leave a comment

63,916 patients in Colchester & Ipswich waiting to start NHS treatment

by martingosscolchesterppc on 7 February, 2022

The latest stats from NHS England, published in January, reveal that 63,916 patients in Colchester & Ipswich are waiting to start treatment.  The statistics show that some 20,620 patients have been left waiting over 18 weeks after their referral to treatment, while 1,847 have been waiting over a whole year.  Nationally, the figures show that 6 million people are on NHS waiting […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Over 13,070 “squeezed middle” families in Colchester won’t receive any help with soaring energy bills, analysis by the Liberal Democrats has revealed. The Government is only offering a Council Tax rebate on households in council bands A-D. This means households in bands E-F across the country will not receive this support to help cope with soaring energy bills. […]

Read more    Leave a comment

The Liberal Democrats have set out a “cost of living rescue plan” that would save thousands of struggling families in Colchester nearly £1,000 this year. It comes after Ofgem announced a crippling rise to people’s heating bills, with the energy price cap set to soar by 54% to £1,971 in April.  Energy bills for homeowners in Colchester are […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Local Liberal Democrat Martin Goss calls on Will Quince to sack Boris Johnson – Will Quince is silent! Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey says “It’s time Conservative MPs did their patriotic duty” Responding to Sue Gray’s update on parties being held in Downing Street during Covid lockdowns, Liberal Democrat candidate for Colchester Martin Goss said: “This […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Conservatives breaking police officer promise for Essex

by martingosscolchesterppc on 28 January, 2022

The Conservative Government is failing to deliver the promised 449 more police officers for Essex.  Analysis of Home Office statistics by the Liberal Democrats has shown that Essex’s officer numbers rose by only 169 in the last year. A total of 270 extra officers have been recruited by Essex Police under the Government’s campaign that started in September 2019. Essex […]

Read more    Leave a comment

GREEN WASTE CHARGING PUT ON HOLD

by martingosscolchesterppc on 12 January, 2022

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 […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Colchester Liberal Democrats have today written to the Secretary of State for Energy Kwasi Kwarteng demanding that he backs the party’s call for a “Robin Hood” tax on the super-profits of oil and gas firms, to raise money to support local families facing soaring energy costs.  The proposed one-off levy could raise over £5 billion […]

Read more    Leave a comment