Colchester Liberal Democrats led the Council for 13 years to May 2021.
In the May 2021 elections the Lib Dems lost 2 seats, Castle to the Greens and New Town to Labour, but took a Labour seat in Wivenhoe. The Tories were unchanged. The Independents formed a new coalition with the Conservatives.
Now the Lib Dems lead the opposition working with Labour.
The current Borough Council is made up of:
Conservative with 23 seats plus Highwoods Independents 3 making 26 seats (of 51 seats)
12 Liberal Democrats (Group Leader Councillor Martin Goss)
11 Labour Party (Group Leader Councillor Adam Fox)
The Shadow Cabinet
The Council Leader's Shadow is Councillor Mark Cory. Lib Dem Members of the Shadow Cabinet are Councillors Martin Goss, and David King.
In addition to this, we are the main opposition at Essex County Council and for the Parliamentary seat.
County Councillors are Mark Cory and David King
Our Parliamentary Spokesperson is Martin Goss