Our candidate in Castle Ward, Mark Goacher, came tantalising close yesterday to becoming the first Green Councillor in Colchester. He got 920 votes and the Conservative got 931 – a difference of just eleven votes! Labour came third with 750 and LibDems last with 434. Full report at my.greenparty.org.uk/news/colchester-bc-elections-3-may-2018
Our meetings are free and open to everyone, not just members, and usually take place on the first Monday of the month (but not when it falls on a Bank Holiday).
The website has (or soon will have) the presentation to the open meeting by Dr Paul Byrne, Consultant Rheumatologist at Colchester General Hospital, on the impact of Air Quality on our Borough's residents along with the statistical evidence to make the urgent case for change.
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On Saturday 14 April Jenny Jones, the Green Party member of the House of Lords, came to Colchester to boost the local Green Party campaign to get Mark Goacher elected in Castle ward in the town centre and support all the Green Party candidates in the Colchester Borough Council elections on 3 May. Once again there is a Green candidate up for election in every ward.
Jenny spoke to a public meeting attended by 25 people at Firstsite about her role as the only Green Party member in the House of Lords, where she has been able to put the unique and independent Green point of view and raise points that none of the other politicians usually consider.
Green candidate for Castle ward, Mark Goacher, said, "People can see how effective a Green voice is, whether it is Jenny Jones in the House of Lords or Caroline Lucas MP in the House of Commons. The strong support I am getting on the doorsteps in Castle ward is largely because of the way voters realise what a difference it would make to have a Green voice on the Council."
During the morning and afternoon Jenny joined Mark Goacher and his campaign team to speak to local residents in Castle ward.