About Colchester Lib Dems

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:

Administration

Conservative with 23 seats plus Highwoods Independents 3 making 26 seats (of 51 seats)

Opposition

12 Liberal Democrats (Group Leader Councillor Martin Goss)

11 Labour Party (Group Leader Councillor Adam Fox)

Non aligned

2 Greens 

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.  

Other

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 most recent Parliamentary Candidate is Martin Goss

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