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Stephen Robinson - campaigning for you all year round

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

Among other local issues, he has campaigned to overturn Conservative cuts to "lollipop" crossing patrols including in Copperfield Road. Sign the petition and Watch the video

He is a local Lib Dem 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

  • Article: Feb 7, 2018

    The huge staffing crisis facing our NHS (for hospital doctors and nurses, local GPs, and other professionals) will be looked at following a call today from Cllr. Stephen Robinson (Essex CC Lib Dem Spokesperson on Health). Cllr Robinson asked that Essex County Council's Health Overview Committee should collect data from the various NHS providers and propose action.

  • older people
    Article: Feb 7, 2018

    Nearly 20,000 people in Essex have a diagnosis of dementia; more live without a diagnosis, and the number will double over the next 20 years. This already costs Essex County Council over £50 million a year and a new strategy addresses many of the challenges being faced.

    Essex, Southend and Thurrock councils have produced a joint Strategy "Let's talk Dementia". The joint strategy has nine priority areas for action:
    • Prevention
    • Finding Information and Advice
    • Diagnosis and Support
    • Living well with Dementia in the community
    • Supporting Carers
    • Reducing the risk of crisis
    • Living well in long term care
    • End of Life
    • A Knowledgeable and Skilled Workforce

  • Article: Nov 28, 2017

    Stephen Robinson was at the announcement today of 16 schemes to alleviate congestion in Chelmsford. Essex County Council consulted on 30 schemes, had 921 responses, and is progressing with elements of 20. All to be delivered by March 2021.

    Top priorities
    A) Broomfield Road area

    > Dedicated, raised cycle highway and Corporation Road one way at eastern end

  • Folkestone Triennial 2017 exhit [house]
    Article: Oct 4, 2017

    Chelmsford is suffering a worsening housing crisis. Figures out recently show that people on lower incomes, especially younger people, are unable to find anywhere affordable to live.

    Over 1000 people in 380 households are now homeless in Chelmsford. That 380 was just 53 in 2013. It costs the council vast sums of money to put people up in very expensive bed and breakfast accommodation.

  • County Hall - Chelmsford
    Article: Mar 10, 2015

    As reported in the Daily Mail, the Telegraph, and Chronicle News Group the Conservative led Essex County Council have racked up spending over over £5 million in just 2 years on credit cards. Spending was on a diverse array of items including underwear, make-up, pizza, theatre tickets, 5 star hotels and trips to a golf club.

  • Stephen Robinson holding litter picking stick and bag
    Article: Mar 10, 2015

    Litter picking teams were out in north Chelmsford this morning - in Broomfield Road, Patching Hall Lane, Corporation Road, Kings Road and nearby. Cllr Stephen Robinson joined a team from the Evangelical Church in Broomfield Road.

    Said Stephen, "It was good to see a crowd of local volunteers helping the community. We found a £10 note, a purse, a bank card and a shoe!"

  • Article: Mar 10, 2015

    Essex County Council is installing a new management system for all street-lights so they can repair faults more quickly. You can report them or any highways problems here http://www.essex.gov.uk/Travel-Highways/Report-a-highway-problem/Pages/Default.aspx

  • Article: Mar 10, 2015

    A multi-sport hard court will be provided for local people in Andrews Park, north Chelmsford as part of a lasting Olympic legacy. Chelmsford Council made a successful funding bid to Sport England for the provision of two "Adizones".

    The Adizone is part of a wider program of works to improve the existing tennis courts, access, car parking and landscape improvements such as additional tree planting. The completion of the scheme is scheduled for mid June 2012 to optimise the Olympic legacy context, with construction starting during mid April.

  • Article: Mar 10, 2015

    PEDALLING commuters using Chelmsford train station will have a Dutch style bike facility to use, after a £600,000 investment. A Cycle Point is being installed at the city's station by train operator Greater Anglia, providing an extra 1,000 spaces for bicycles to be parked and stored during the day, an increase of 40 per cent.

  • Article: Mar 10, 2015

    Independent figures released this week show that the gap between the richest and poorest in Britain is smaller than under Labour, in fact at any time since 1986. In large part this is thanks to the Lib Dems cutting income tax by £700 for low and middle earners and asking the super rich to pay more.

    Commented Stephen Robinson (Chelmsford's Lib Dem candidate in 2010):-

    The economy has seen unbelievably tough times over the last three years or so. Despite that, in Government Liberal Democrats have been working to build a stronger economy in a fairer society.

    "This week's figures from the Office for National Statisticts show that the Lib Dem manifesto pledge to take the poorest out of tax and give millions of low and middle earners a £700 tax cut is making Britain a fairer place.

    "The ONS figures [see link] confirm that the tax and benefits system we have created leads to income being shared between households more equally than at any time since 1986.

    "While Labour still cannot be trusted on the economy and the Conservatives want to protect the rich, Liberal Democrats will work towards a fairer society, enabling everyone to get on in life."