Highwoods Independents Join Tory Cabinet
Lib Dems still 2nd largest party on Borough and County Councils
Progressive parties and the Independents had more of the vote and seats but with the three votes of the Oxford family, their post election move across means control of Colchester Council appears to have switched to the Conservatives.
Lib Dems and partners will be in opposition, after 13 years running Colchester. We will learn from what did not work well, but remember our successes. We have invested widely and wisely, have been generous in our support for those who help others, and the most vulnerable and leave behind an award-winning Council that serves residents well.
Now we must regroup, be an effective opposition and prepare for the future. Huge thanks to residents who, despite the Tory tide, supported so many of our candidates and Councillors.