Colchester

NOC No Change
Party Seats Change +/-
Liberal Democrat Seats 25 Seats +/- -1
Conservative Seats 23 Seats +/- 0
Labour Seats 8 Seats +/- +1
Independent Seats 3 Seats +/- 0
Vacant Seats 1 Seats +/- 0

Council background

Type
District Council
Seats up
20 seats up for election - Third
Boundary change
No

Latest updates Colchester Borough Council

28.07.2014

19:07

Cancelled music festival 'a debacle'

A council that withdrew permission for a music festival with just two days' notice calls the organisation of the event a "debacle".

26.05.2014

13:14

Jumbo tower in no reserve auction

The owner of a 19th Century water tower says he is putting it up for auction with no reserve price and could lose thousands of pounds.

23.05.2014

18:50

Tories lose control in south Essex

The Conservatives lose control of four councils in Essex following voting in the local elections.
05:36

UKIP fails to win Colchester seat

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Essex County Standard newspaper reports:

Colchester Council: Big three breathe sigh of relief after halting rise of UKIP. The big three parties were this morning relieved after pretenders UKIP narrowly failed to take a seat on Colchester Council.

04:57

UKIP gains in the East

Andrew Sinclair
BBC East political correspondent
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Andrew Sinclair ‏@andrewpolitics tweets: UKIP have done well in East but also worth noting that Labour made some decent gains in Stevenage (+3) Ipswich (+3) & Colchester (1)

02:35

Labour takes Colchester seat

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BBC Essex's Allie Hodgkins-Brown ‏@essexalliehb tweets: Labour take Berechurch seat on Colchester council from the Lib Dems.

22.05.2014

22:15
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ELECTION: Polls close across #Essex. @BBCEssex has special results programme with @IanPuckey at midnight. pic.twitter.com/7WdJ168kgY

04.05.2014

12:41

Four stuck in castle's new lift

Four people are rescued from a new lift at a castle on the weekend the tourist attraction re-opens after a £4.2m refit.

03.05.2014

17:48

Castle reopens following £4m refit

One of the "finest surviving Norman buildings in Britain", Colchester's Castle Museum, reopens to the public following a £4.2m makeover.

06.03.2014

10:06

Dog foulers should get 'poo in door'

A councillor says he would like powers to post dog mess through the letterboxes of people who fail to clear up after their pets.