Welcome to Tendring District Lib Dems

We campaign across the Tendring district including the Clacton constituency and much of the Harwich & North Essex constituency.

This website provides more information about our councillors, our work and campaigns locally, and the party in general.

Latest News

  • Cllr Douglas McCall Potholes
    Article: Jan 6, 2023

    Essex County Council Highways have been attacked for being in "managed decline" on their road maintenance, at the same time as they announce a further cut to the service. The Conservative-run Council has recently announced it will stop the Highway Ranger service, which carries out basic maintenance. The rangers are responsible for cleaning and minor repairs, trimming of vegetation and weeds, grass cutting highway verges, graffiti removal, painting street furniture, and cleaning drainage among other jobs.

  • Article: Nov 17, 2022

    After crashing the economy and sending mortgage bills spiralling, the government is now inflicting eye-watering tax hikes and real-terms cuts to our public services.

    This is the cost of chaos budget. Everyone is being forced to pay the price for this Conservative government's incompetence. The country shouldn't be forced to clean up their mess.

  • Article: Nov 8, 2022

    The British people are suffering terribly because of the chaos of this Conservative Government.

    People will be paying twice as much to heat their homes this winter as they did last year. Food prices are soaring. The country is in the grip of a cost-of-living crisis.

    And now, thanks to the Conservatives' disastrous mini-budget, we are facing a mortgage crisis too. Millions of families are already struggling to pay a Conservative Property Penalty of hundreds of pounds on their monthly mortgage payments.

  • Article: Nov 8, 2022

    The sheer quantity of raw sewage being dumped into Britain's rivers and coastal areas is a scandal and a disgrace.

    Everyone should be able to enjoy the wonderful natural beauties our country has to offer, with open green spaces and blue rivers. But the Conservatives are neglecting our natural environment and letting water companies get away with pouring millions of tonnes of sewage into our rivers.

  • Article: Nov 7, 2022

    Far too many people are struggling to get a GP appointment when they need one, leaving them waiting anxiously for the care they deserve.

    In September alone, 8.9 million GP appointments involved a wait of more than a week, with 5 million waiting longer than the Government's own target of two weeks.

    People across the country are suffering from years of neglect under the Conservatives

  • Parklands Team at new tree planting on the Great North Road
    Article: Nov 3, 2022

    Some Essex residents have asked if they can plant trees or shrubs on the highways. Lib Dem Councillors have investigated how to do this.

    Essex County Council Highways require the following information:
    • The exact location
    • A detailed plan / drawing showing the dimension of the area you wish to plant, also including the distance from the roadside and any nearby junctions etc.
    • Details of planters (if necessary), again providing dimensions.
    • For trees and plants; names of and any information about them ie: size; height they will grow to. If trees are going to be planted then our arboriculturalist may need to agree or comment on this.
    • Name of flowers and bulbs.
    • Details of who is going to maintain this and how often this area will be maintained.
    • Full details of the person who is apply for this licence - telephone number and email address.
    Then you need to complete two forms that you download here - applying for a licence and describing the location; scan them in and email to trafficmanagement@essexhighways.org

  • Survey: Oct 6, 2022
    28 questions







    Everyone is feeling the squeeze at the moment and those in power seem to have no clue.

    The Lib Dems care about you and your neighbours and want to find out more to help support residents better.

    We want to hear from YOU

  • Article: Sep 30, 2022

    October is Black History Month - a time to celebrate the Black British community, recognise their contributions and discover their stories.

    We owe a great debt to the Black pioneers who have transformed our society's cultural and political landscapes.

    This year, we mark the theme of 'Sharing Journeys' - and remember those who first came to Britain in the 19th and 20th centuries. The brave immigrants who created new lives for themselves and their families in the face of adversity, and helped lay the foundations of the diverse Black British community we see today.

    Like the Windrush generation. In June, we watched the unveiling of the new National Windrush monument at Waterloo Station - a celebration of the Windrush generation's legacy, spearheaded by our very own Baroness Floella Benjamin.

    But at the same time, we witnessed the utter hypocrisy of this Conservative Government. Funding the monument with one hand, while continuing to punish members of the Windrush generation through their Hostile Environment policies with the other.

    And let's be clear - this scandal is nowhere near over. Despite the Conservative's promises, only one in four applicants to the Windrush compensation scheme have received payments.

    It's a sobering reminder that here in the UK, far too many people's lives are still blighted by discrimination, inequality and injustice.

    Liberal Democrats exist to fight for justice, liberty and equality. I'm proud that we continue to fight for racial justice - and clearly, there is still so much more to do.

    So we will keep campaigning to abolish the Conservatives' cruel and discriminatory Hostile Environment, and end the disproportionate use of Stop and Search. And we will keep working to combat racism - whether conscious or unconscious, individual or institutional - wherever we find it. As we honour the legacy of the Windrush generation and the countless others Black pioneers who helped shape our country, we owe it to them to stand up to bigotry, hate and injustice. I hope you will join me in this fight for equality.

  • Article: Sep 17, 2022

    The death of the Queen, party conference, possible by-elections and other news in Party President Mark Pack's September update

    Paying tribute to the Queen

    As Ed Davey said in paying tribute, "For many people, including myself, The Queen was an ever-fixed mark in our lives. As the world changed around us and politicians came and went, The Queen was our nation's constant. The Queen represented duty and courage, as well as warmth and compassion. She was a living reminder of our collective past, of the greatest generation and their sacrifices for our freedom. My thoughts and prayers today go especially to the Royal Family. And they also go to people in every corner of the world whose lives she touched."

    You can watch the tributes from other Liberal Democrats here

  • Article: Sep 9, 2022

    It's a real pleasure to follow the Right Honourable lady, and can I congratulate her on her lovely, heart-warming speech.

    Mr Speaker,

    Liberal Democrats join Members from all sides of the House in expressing our deepest condolences on the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.

    We are mourning a profound loss.

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