Harwich & North Essex

The constituency is made up of small towns and villages wrapped round Colchester from Marks Tey to Harwich (the largest town) plus Mersea Island, Peldon and Dedham. Most of it is in the Tendring District Council area, but it includes parts of Colchester Borough.

Membership

With the recent surge in membership, members are now fairly evenly distributed round the constituency but with rather larger numbers in Brightlingsea and the Manningtree area, where there are branches, plus Wivenhoe. Essex University Liberal Democrat Society has recently been re-founded with some of our members involved and there is also crossover with a Colchester-based Young Liberals group.

Councillors

We currently have two councillors within this constituency, Gary Scott on Tendring District Council from Alresford (returned in 2015 with 70% of the vote) and Mark Cory on Colchester Borough Council from Wivenhoe (re-elected in 2016, this time to serve the whole town).

The parliamentary candidate in the 2017 general election is Dominic Graham.