Working to keep Colchester a "Dream Town"

Bill Frame, Lib Dem Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth and Planning at Colchester Borough Council, writes: This week the East Anglian Daily Times had a front page headline of “DREAM TOWN”, and stated that Colchester has a centre “other towns dream of” according to a national retail expert. 

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Conservative wind farm plans are a threat to our environment

Following reports that the Conservatives will cut wind farm subsidies earlier than planned, Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change spokesperson Lord Purvis said "Anti-wind power Tories will put up electricity bills, cut green jobs and reduce investment."

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The new Housing Finance Institute can help Councils build homes

Britain needs to build more than 200,000 new homes each year. We've all said it so many times before. Yet we are falling short of this target.

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UK drug laws no longer have any credibility

Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson, Brian Paddick, has called for an overhaul of UK Drugs policy.  He said that the Government's new Psychoactive Substances Bill "adds to the confusion and further undermines the credibility of UK drugs laws."

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New members for Liberal Democrats

Nearly 50 people have joined Colchester Liberal Democrats following the General Election on 7th May - an intake of new members which has been welcomed by former MP Sir Bob Russell.

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Local knife crime campaigner backs Bob

Ann Oakes-Odger, the founder and CEO of KnifeCrimes.Org, has given her backing to Lib Dem Bob Russell against the spin of local Conservatives.

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About Colchester Lib Dems

The Liberal Democrats run Colchester Borough Council in partnership with the Independents and the Labour group. The Lib Dems are the main challengers to the Conservatives at parliamentary level. Read more