The Mayor of Colchester, Conservative Cllr Robert Davidson, makes the announcement to the Council


 Cllr Darius Laws, Leader of the Conservative Group was jubilant at today’s announcement that Colchester is one of a record eight places to have been granted prestigious city status.

"I’m proud to have led the campaign for city status and am absolutely thrilled that Britain’s first Roman city is set to become one of Britain’s newest cities. What an extraordinary and richly deserved moment for us.”

The Mayor of Colchester, Conservative Cllr Robert Davidson, said: “On behalf of everyone in Colchester, I would like to thank Her Majesty for this wonderful honour in her Platinum Jubilee year. I would also like to pay tribute to everyone who backed Colchester’s bid, including HM Lord Lieutenant of Essex Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst, and all those who worked so hard to make city status a reality in this extraordinary year. We hope that this wonderful announcement will offer new opportunities for local people and provide a bright future for generations to come.”

Will Quince, MP for Colchester, said: “It is an immense honour for Her Majesty The Queen to have granted Colchester city status. “This will mean that our dynamic economy, nationally recognised award-winning cultural and heritage assets, and internationally renowned university can reach new heights. Colchester is dynamic, diverse and open for business. We can all share pride in this honour.

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