Nearly there!

VOTE Lib Dem on May 5th!

Working hard across Colchester, from Stanway to Wivenhoe we are fighting hard to win back control. To knock a brick out of that blue wall of Tory Councils. To send a message to Whitehall and No 10.

This election really matters. It is an opportunity to elect great Lib Dem Cllrs, and to get control back of Colchester Borough Council.  We can win.  And we can lead again locally.  With your support. 

It’s been tough for lots of people over the past few years.  Soaring energy bills are overwhelming millions of families and pensioners. But the Conservatives either don’t care or don’t get it… and do little to help.  And a lot that harms .. from higher taxes to an NHS in crisis. 

A Lib Dem led Council can help make a local difference.  We will create a crisis fund and support service, we can help many survive the yet harder times ahead and we will.  We can help residents find help. We will do all we can to help people through tough times, while addressing the big issues of the day, from climate change to support for our town centre. 

We will live our values, welcoming, helpful, supportive and caring.

Vote Lib Dem on May 5th. For fairer and better for Colchester. 

Fight for Better!

Council Elections - candidates announced!

The stakes are high! To form an new administration, or not. To lead, or not.

Everything depends on our candidates, and those working hard with them, to see them over the line.

Just 2 weeks to go to 5 May!  We thank them all:

  • Berechurch - Michaela Grossman-Hislop
  • Castle - Martin Gillingham
  • Greenstead - Shaun Boughton
  • Highwoods - Laura Cassidy
  • Lexden and Braiswick -Sandra Culham
  • Marks Tey and Layer - Mark Hull
  • Mersea and Pyefleet - Jenny Stevens
  • Mile End - David King
  • New Town and Christ Church - Catherine Spindler and Robin James
  • Old Heath and the Hythe - Peter Schraml
  • Prettygate - John Loxley
  • Rural North - William Brown
  • St Anne's and John's - Paul Smith
  • Shrub End - Mick Spindler
  • Stanway - Tracy Arnold
  • Tiptree - Kieron Franks
  • Wivenhoe - Andrea Luxford-Vaughan

We are all Lib Dems! Different and diverse. Different genders, ages, backgrounds. From educators to lawyers and academics. From a former Council leader and two seat defending current Councillors to those looking for success. 

Our present and our future - united around our values, our love of what we do, and the communities we serve.

Thank you all.  And good luck!

Support them, join us and help them, Vote Lib Dem on May 5th!

Helping Those Most In Need

Lib Dems Agree On Manifesto Priorities

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Levelling down - again

Honesty should matter.  The Chancellor talks of helping millions. But not the millions he hasn't helped at all. That's a part truth.   When the Tories say look at future 'tax cuts' when tax is rising. That's yet another Tory illusion. 

Conservatives talk of 'levelling up'. We ask HOW does that fit with falling living standards and rising energy bills or with NO help for those most in need, like those on disability benefits, or Universal Credit? 

A new painful and avoidable Tory 'levelling DOWN' is on it's way.  If that's clear to the Times and the Mirror - it should be for us.

Remember on May 5th - vote Lib Dem - NOT 'local' Conservatives who support Johnson's privileged 'one rule for them and another for us' Tories.  

In memory of Nick Cope

Cllr Nick Cope

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We are a 'Borough of Sanctuary'

And we will .. 

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Taking Back Control

Let's NOT forget

Anger from all sides as Boris Johnson fights to survive 'partygate'

As his MPs hesitate moving Boris on and he distracts with 'freedom day' don't forget the year we have had.  A Prime Minister condemned by his Tory predecessors for 'brazen excuses', for asking the public 'to believe the unbelievable' with Ministers who look 'gullible or foolish'.  For whom 'truth has been optional'.

Who cares? We do, we all should. Help us get rid of those who are self seeking. A Conservative government whose foundations are their local parties, Councillors and activists.  Some may hold their nose but they support those who hollow out our democracy, who change the rules to help their friends and who take cash for access. They defend the indefensible.  

We are working hard to get them out in May 22, and to return a Lib Dem led Council.  If you can help us take down another brick in the blue wall on which Boris wobbles, let us know. Please contact your local Cllr or candidate and help us to build a winning team!   

We are here for you - and WE can be trusted. 



Closing In On Boris

Can you REALLY tell the difference between Boris or his close colleagues?

Each supports the other, as scandal follows scandal, they say: 'it's just a storm in a tea cup'. He was just 'sharing a birthday cake'

We know it was taking the p. A lack of respect for the nation they are supposed to serve.  For us.  And the silence of Will Quince and his colleagues here says everything.  Their party first. The national interest last.  Perhaps because they have been bullied, or fear the change. But none of it speaks well for today's Conservatives. 

Tories - the rule makers - not keepers.

This May's elections is your opportunity to send a clear message. To Conservatives here and across the country: time to go.  We want people we can trust - to do the right thing.

Winners AGAIN!

Bursting Boris's Bubble

A stunning victory for Helen Morgan in North Shropshire

Helen Morgan won 17,957 votes, near 6,000 votes ahead of the Conservatives and a mile ahead of Labour.  This was a 34% swing from Conservative to Lib Dem. Even greater than the 25% seen last June when the Lib Dems won the Chesham and Amersham byelection.  A huge well done to Helen, and to the Lib Dems from across the country (including Colchester) who went to help.

Another hole in that Tory Blue Wall!

Lib Dems - the national choice for those who want more decent, honest, competent politics. We are the local choice also, to run our Council again from May 22, to send a message to Westminster that Colchester demands better.      



We deserve better

Shame on them - Tory Rule Breakers 

We all should expect better.  But we have a Conservative Government that is led by people who don't care about rules, standards, or being straight. 

Their 'facts' are flexible: what they say they are. Uproar is 'just a storm in a tea cup'.  Not to us. 

Standards matter.  We know we should put principle, promise, duty first. So should they.

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