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About Stephen Robinson

Stephen Robinson campaigning with Norman Lamb MPPublic and community service runs through Stephen's background and his family's.

Work

Stephen graduated with a Law with Politics degree. Since then, he has worked for a political research group Common Voice, Essex Liberal Democrats, CSV National Volunteer Network, the Royal Institute of British Architects and as a self-employed Communications Adviser to non-profit organisations.

Voluntary activity

Stephen followed his father and grandfather into the Scout Movement. He was a member of the voluntary service group Rotaract, serving as President of the Loughton Club 1995-96. He was a member of Chelmsford Round Table and is now a member of Chelmsford 41 Club, for former Round Tablers.

Council activity

Stephen was elected as an Epping Forest District Councillor in 1990 and an Essex County Councillor in 1993 and re-elected in both cases four years later. He led the Epping Forest Lib Dem Group 1993-96; jointly led the Council 1994-96, and chaired the Leisure Services committee 1994-98. On Essex County Council he was deputy group leader, Libraries spokesman and committee chair.

Family

Stephen's son attends a local high school. Stephen's mother and father were members of Round Table/Rotary and Ladies Circle. So Stephen's summer Saturdays as a child were often spent helping out with community service activities. Stephen's father was a local general practice solicitor and Stephen's sister is a police officer.

Interests

Since he was old enough to hold a map, Stephen has been interested in geography and the world around us. Inevitably, political history is fairly high on the list of required reading but also the local history and geography of mid Essex. As a cyclist locally, Stephen often experiences local geography first hand!

Stephen's early interest in amateur dramatics perhaps foretold a later interest in politics.