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Figures reveal 84% of Christmas burglaries in Essex go unsolved

by martingosscolchesterppc on 30 December, 2021

Most burglaries committed in Essex during the Christmas period go unsolved by the police, new analysis by the Liberal Democrats has revealed. 1015 burglaries in Essex went unsolved by police in the period between October and December last year. Overall, 84% of burglary cases in Essex recorded between October and December over the past five years went […]

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Tory Christmas Parties

by martingosscolchesterppc on 18 December, 2021

Responding to the ITV video which shows Downing Street staff laughing last year about a Christmas party being held, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Colchester, Martin Goss, said: “Will Quince MP must condemn Boris Johnson’s behaviour and apologise on behalf of their party. “Boris Johnson’s Conservative party is taking this country for fools. People in this area will […]

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Colchester Liberal Democrats have today called on the Government to bring in the army to help drive ambulances in the area, as the latest figures reveal 94 patients were stuck for more than an hour in ambulances outside the local A&E in the last week alone. New official figures published today reveal that ambulance response times […]

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Shock by-election win paves way for Lib Dem gain in Colchester

by martingosscolchesterppc on 18 December, 2021

Liberal Democrats celebrating extraordinary by-election victory overnight in North Shropshire The Liberal Democrats are on track to win seats across the country at the next General Election, including Colchester, following their historic by-election victory overnight.  The Liberal Democrats won the once safe Conservative seat of North Shropshire, overturning the Conservatives majority of almost 23,000 votes. […]

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Lib Dems call for tax cuts for 1900 small businesses in Colchester

by martingosscolchesterppc on 3 December, 2021

Ahead of Small Business Saturday, local Lib Dems call for small businesses in Colchester to be given a tax cut, saving them an average of £5,000. The tax cut would help businesses including local restaurants suffering from Christmas cancellations following new Covid restrictions Figures reveal hit to businesses in Colchester from Conservative National Insurance tax rise […]

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15,106 low-income households in Colchester are paying too much for their broadband because the Government has not forced providers to offer cheaper tariffs, an analysis by the Liberal Democrats has found. So-called ‘social tariffs’, which typically offer broadband access between £10 and £20 a month, are only currently offered by some providers. But changes to the law that […]

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Conservatives’ failed green plan

by martingosscolchesterppc on 2 November, 2021

Only 132 families in Colchester have been helped by Conservatives’ failed green plan to insulate homes Only around 132 families in Colchester have been supported to better insulate their homes under the government’s flagship Green Homes Grant scheme, new figures have revealed. The scheme was meant to help people upgrade their homes to net-zero standards […]

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Small and medium-sized businesses, from tech start-ups to hairdressers and cafes, in Colchester, will pay an extra £6.6 million a year due to the rise in national insurance, research commissioned by the Liberal Democrats has found. Boris Johnson broke his 2019 manifesto promise by raising employer National Insurance Contributions by 1.25%, impacting small businesses in […]

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Catch-Up vouchers for children in Colchester

by martingosscolchesterppc on 27 September, 2021

18,869 children in Colchester would benefit under Lib Dem Catch-Up Voucher plan Parents of 18,869 children in Colchester would receive vouchers worth £200 a year to spend on catch-up classes and educational activities, under plans announced by the Liberal Democrats. The policy would empower parents to help their children catch up after months of school […]

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The Liberal Democrats have published figures showing that 16,408 of State Pensioners in Colchester are set to be impacted by the government breaking its manifesto promise and suspending the triple lock on pensions. The state pension triple lock is a rule that means the state pension must rise each year in line with the highest […]

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