Welcome to the Colchester and District Green Party web site. We are a rapidly growing party; both locally and nationally Green Party membership has doubled within the last year. Below is some information about our local policies, our parliamentary election candidate, our Colchester meetings and how to contact us.
New members and supporters are more than welcome to get involved in our campaigns or just to come along to our open meetings.
Vote Green Party: Make the difference
Your Colchester Parliamentary Election Candidate: Mark Goacher
I've lived in Colchester for twenty-four years during which time I have taught History at Colchester VI Form College.
I was born in Leicester and grew up in rural Leicestershire before studying History at Lancaster University. Before joining the teaching profession I worked for the NHS in the Finance Department of Leicester Royal Infirmary. I am currently the NUT (National Union of Teachers) representative at the College and have worked as a volunteer for the Outhouse East charity in Colchester for fifteen years.
I have been a member of the Green Party for over two years and joined because I believe it to be the only major political party in the UK to be genuinely committed to protecting our countryside and planet as well as fighting for social justice and the common good. I believe that we have a real chance in the upcoming election to significantly increase our share of the vote in Colchester and we would fully welcome any support whatsoever that you could give us in our campaign.
We hold regular monthly meetings You do not need to be a party member to attend a meeting - everyone is welcome. Meetings are informal and typically include: details of forthcoming events, discussion of environmental or social justice issues, and planning of future events.
Meettings are held at 7:30pm on the first Monday of the month at the New Inn, 36 Chapel Street (corner of South Street) Colchester CO2 7AX. The meeting room is at the back of the pub and can be accessed through the pub or via the small car park to the side. There is a map here.