Local community activist Sam McCarthy will stand as the Liberal Democrat candidate in the Shrub End by-election in September.
“As a Churchill Gate resident for over a decade, I have witnessed the fantastic work Shrub End Liberal Democrat councillors have done. Whether it is setting up the Shrub End Litter Warriors or chasing up Conservative Essex County Council on much needed road repairs, I am standing in this election to continue this great record.”
“Coming from a retail background, I am listening to many people about their thoughts and concerns about Shrub End and Colchester every day. If I am elected, I will continue to do just that.”
“Having gone to school at Alderman Blaxill I have never been quiet about the importance of keeping the school open. That is why I passionately support Lyn Barton’s campaign to get a new school opened on the site.”
Cllr Lyn Barton, Liberal Democrat ward member for Shrub End added:
“I am delighted that Sam is standing for the Liberal Democrats in this by-election. His passion for the ward and his involvement in the local community make him the best choice for Shrub End”.