Here it's Lib Dem or Conservative

Lib Dems will...

Protect the NHS including Broomfield's A&E

Cut congestion (better bus, pedestrian + cycle facilities)

Bring more jobs to Chelmsford and affordable homes

Involve the public more


Raised your council tax but didn't spend the extra cash!

Stashed away £20 million in the council bank account

Delivered traffic chaos by giving in to developers

Made too many decisions behind closed doors

  • Event: Mar 20, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    North Avenue United Reformed Church, North Avenue, Chelmsford. CM1 2AL

    Essex County Council and Chelmsford City Councillor Jude Deakin will hold a surgery at the Jubilee Cafe, United Reform Church, North Avenue. Residents are welcome to come and discuss any concerns or just for a chat.

  • An older man with his hand on his head, being conforted by an older woman.
    Article: Mar 13, 2018

    Cold-calling in relation to pensions, claims management and other financial services could end soon. The Liberal Democrats made an amendment to a new law in the House of Lords, and the Government said they will accept it.

    The Financial Guidance and Claims Bill returned yesterday to the House of Commons, carrying a Lib Dem amendment from the House of Lords. The Lib Dems also secured a provision requiring people accessing their pensions to be referred to guidance, unless they explicitly opt out. This will ensure that people truly make the best of their hard-earned savings.

  • Survey: Mar 7, 2018
    7 questions

    With the difficulties that have arisen since Ashford Road, Canuden Road and other roads close by became part of the residents parking permit scheme, commuters are moving this way, parking and walking into work. We want to know your views.

    In order to assist the buses and other traffic travelling down Savernake Road it has been suggested that a small section of the park is taken to allow the road to be widened. We believe this would be a very good solution, is this something you would support?

  • Event: Apr 4, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Church of the Holy Spirit, Forest Drive, Chelmsford. CM1 2TS
    Jude is your Essex County Councillor.
    She will be at the Lunch Club, Church Of The Holy Spirit, Forest Drive on the following Wednesdays from 1pm - 2pm.
  • Event: Apr 7, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    St Luke's Church, 26 Lewis Dr, Chelmsford CM2 9EF

    Freda will be at St Lukes Church, Moulsham Lodge on the first Saturday of each month from 11:00 - 12:00. Residents are welcome to drop in to discuss issues or just for a chat. If you can't make the surgery, Freda can be contacted by email at or on the telephone 01245 264688 or 07890 496330.

  • homeless hero
    Petition: Feb 28, 2018

    No-one should have to sleep rough on the streets. Chelmsford has over 1000 homeless people (that's 350 homeless households, up from 70 just four years ago) and 15-20 rough sleepers.

    Long-term homeless people should go into independent homes not emergency shelters.
    We need national action, such as more funding for councils for homelessness prevention, reinstating housing benefit for under-21s and reversing cuts to rent allowances.
  • Overgrown Hedge
    Article: Feb 26, 2018
    By Jude Deakin

    It has taken quite some time to get Linden Homes, the developer of the old 'Government Offices', to take responsibility for the maintenance of the hedges on their development in Beeches Road. This was just one of the conditions of their planning permission for the development.

    The hedge was in a very overgrown state and after numerous requests Linden Homes did eventually instruct a company to clip it back.

  • Survey: Feb 26, 2018
    6 questions

    Many residents have been in touch about the number of vehicles parking outside Forest Drive shops for hours at a time, and we are keen to see what can be done to help.

    We would like to understand a bit more about what you believe causes parking problems: too many cars, visitors, staff who work at the local shops or industrial businesses?