The political scene both locally and nationally can scarcely have been more confusing or intriguing, but what does it all mean to businesses.
At the end of March we will have left the European Union and potentially facing new challenges as we seek to reboot our relationship with the remaining twenty seven EU members whilst at the same time looking to develop new trading arrangements with countries further afield. Even if you are not an exporter there could be changes to the way you do business.
Locally we will be having local council elections in May. With Colchester Borough Council being run by a coalition with a majority of one what could they mean to the future make-up of the council and how will that impact on the future development of the Borough, its’ town centre and issues such as the garden village developments.
Will is ideally placed to help provide answers to some of these questions serving as not only the Member of Parliament for Colchester but also a former Borough Councillor and this is your chance to hear about what is happening at Westminster and locally in the world of politics. In case you think the latter is boring it all has a potential impact on your business and its’ future, now is your chance to hear from and quiz your local MP.
Will, his wife and two young daughters live in Prettygate, Colchester. Will worked in business and practised as a solicitor in Colchester before first being elected as Member of Parliament in 2015 and subsequently re-elected in 2017. Will has also been a local charity trustee, school governor and also served as a councillor on Colchester Borough Council.
Since first being elected in 2015, Will has secured an additional £2 million for the upkeep of war graves, £15 million for women's health charities and has set up a cross party group working with the Government to half the stillbirth and neo-natal death rate.
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