THIS year is an all out election for Essex County Council.

There are nine seats being contested in Colchester.

All but two incumbent councillors are standing again this time around.

Lib Dem Anne Turrell, who represented Mile End and Highwoods, and Conservative Anne Brown who represented Constable are not standing for re-election.

There are four Reform UK candidates standing in Constable, Maypole, Mile End and Highwoods and Wivenhoe St Andrews wards.

There is also one Freedom Alliance. No Lockdowns. No Curfews candidate in the Abbey division. 

In total there are 75 seats up for grabs on the council when people go to the polls in May.

As it stands the council is Conservative lead with 52 councillors.

The Lib Dems then have eight, Labour six, there are seven non-aligned councillors, one indepedent and one vacancy.

Read more >>> The full list of candidates standing in the Colchester Council elections in May

Here is the full list. 

* Denotes sitting councillor


Petra Crees, Con

Tim James, Freedom Alliance. No Lockdowns. NoCurfews

Steph Nissen, Green

Peter Schraml, Lib Dem

Lee Scordis, Lab*


Pauline Bacon, Lab

Roger Bamworth, Green

Lewis Barber, Con

William Brown, Lib Dem

Andrew Philips, Reform UK


Richard Bourne, Lab

Natalie Edgoose, Green

Sue Lissimore, Con*

Isobel Merry, Lib Dem


Tony Emment, Lib Dem

Dave Harris, Lab*

Joe Johnson, Reform UK

Chris Piggott, Con

Blake Roberts, Green

Mersea and Tiptree

Usha Agarwal-Hollands, Lab

Peter Banks, Green

John Jowers, Con*

Susan Waite, Lib Dem

Mile End and Highwoods

Diane Baker, Reform UK

David King, Lib Dem

Amanda Kirk, Green

Jocelyn Law, Lab

David Linghorn-Baker, Con

Parsons Heath & East Gates

John Baker, Lib Dem*

Abigail Chambers, Lab

Simon Crown, Con

Kemal Cufoglu, Green

Stanway and Pyefleet

Kevin Bentley, Con*

Mike Lilley, Lab

John McArthur, Green

Lesley Scott-Boutell, Lib Dem

Wivenhoe St Andrew

Asa Aldis, Green

Kevin Blair, Reform UK

Jodie Clark, Con

Mark Cory, Lib Dem

Julie Young, Lab*