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Stephen Robinson - campaigning for you all year round

Stephen Robinson is a hard-working campaigner. He was part of the successful campaign against Conservative plans to downgrade Broomfield Hospital's A&E and he leads campaigns against the Conservative Local Plan that does not deliver enough infrastructure in advance (schools, transport, GPs, affordable housing etc.)

He has been a leading campaigner against the Conservative Brexit deal that will deeply damage Britain and its economy. He believes the people should be given the final say on the deal, not a Westminster stitch-up. More here.

He is an Essex County Councillor, Chelmsford Lib Dem Group Leader and in 2010 he came close to being elected as the MP. In Chelmsford, elections are either won by Liberal Democrats or Conservatives. No other party won any council seats in Chelmsford in 2013 or 2015 or 2017.

Recent updates from Stephen

  • Team of Chelmsford Lib Dem candidates
    Article: Apr 17, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats are standing candidates in every one of the 24 wards across the district of Chelmsford in the local election on 2nd May. In every ward the real contest is between Conservative and Lib Dem. In fact, in some wards there are only Lib Dem and Conservative candidates.

    The Lib Dem candidates come from a wide range of backgrounds including teachers, engineers, scientists, finance experts, surveyors, local business-people, charity workers and musicians. There are more female than male candidates and they cover all ages and all backgrounds.

  • Jude Deakin & Stephen Robinson bed-in some plants
    Article: Apr 8, 2019

    Says Stephen Robinson, "I am delighted to be standing in St. Andrew's ward for the Chelmsford City Council elections. It's where I live and where I have been Essex County Councillor for almost seven years.

    "I am standing with fellow Lib Dems Cllr. Lee Ashley and Ann Davidson and we have made this short video to say why we would like to be the St. Andrew's ward councillors." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEJWWQUdWlc&feature=youtu.be

  • homeless hero
    Article: Apr 4, 2019

    Chelmsford has nearly 300 homeless families and at least 20 rough sleepers. Yet the Minister responsible doesn't know why.

    Heather Wheeler MP says she does not believe welfare reform and council cuts are factors.

    Read more here https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/mar/18/homelessness-minister-heather-wheeler-rough-sleeping-housing-first

  • Ballot box
    Article: Mar 29, 2019

    Vote Leave has dropped its appeal against its rule breaking, as judged by the Electoral Commission.

    Read more: https://www.facebook.com/BritainForAll/photos/a.803829216342819/2398169076908817/?type=3&theater

  • Library books
    Article: Mar 12, 2019

    A motion to protect all 74 Essex libraries was voted down at today's Extraordinary Full County Council Meeting, the first in 25 years. That means Conservative proposals to close 25 libraries and possibly 19 more remain on the table.

    The debate was preceded by well-researched and thought-provoking questions, which were asked by residents from a packed public gallery.

  • Doctor
    Article: Mar 10, 2019

    Essex has lost nearly 100 GPs (from 930 to 820) over the last three years and many of those have gone part-time, meaning even less availability. There is an even larger shortage of Occupational Therapists (35% of all OT jobs in Essex are vacant), and all other NHS staff types have around 15% of the jobs vacant.

  • cycling on a path (Photo by Soroush Karimi on Unsplash)
    Article: Feb 25, 2019
    By Cllr Stephen Robinson in Essex Chronicle Series

    At peak times, the roads in most of our towns are almost completely full. So, more parking capacity would not really help - the roads to get there are full. Also, land in the centre of towns is in short supply and very expensive. So, more car parking there is unlikely.

    However, we could provide more parking on the edges of the urban areas and provide Park & Ride buses into the central areas. The site at Sandon, to the east of Chelmsford, has proved very successful and other areas might benefit from similar services.

  • Pothole repairs
    Article: Feb 15, 2019

    Some of the potholes in north Chelmsford that Stephen reported as needing action are scheduled to be fixed.

    In particular, in Peggotty Close and nearby Oliver Way; in Queensland Crescent; in Wicklow Avenue, and on the Patching Hall Lane roundabout.

  • Article: Feb 8, 2019

    A proposal that would generate extra users of Essex libraries is being tabled on Tuesday. At the Essex County Council budget meeting, the Liberal Democrat Group will propose that the council recruit four new officers to promote reading and literature, particularly among young people.

    The Lib Dems will also propose taking unused cash reserves to extend, convert or remodel library buildings to make them more flexible spaces, able to deliver a wider range of services.

  • Stephen Robinson with Lib Dem team
    Article: Feb 6, 2019
    By Cllr Stephen Robinson in Essex Chronicle Series

    Most people will be looking to their councillors to deal with local issues that matter day to day. Unlike at Westminster, where key issues are being ignored due to them spending so much time and money discussing Brexit.

    High on the list of local issues are problems with roads and pavements, consistently generating the most complaints. Essex Highways has decided to concentrate on main road repairs, so the side roads that we all use day to day have been neglected, as have pavements. The Liberal Democrats have proposed more cash for pavement repairs at the last few budget meetings but have been turned down by the Conservative majority.