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

  • Shire Hall, Tindal Square, Chelmsford (Chelmsford Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Feb 20, 2018

    Essex County Council (ECC) today rejected a call by the Liberal Democrats to require a set number of days per year in which the public could have access to Shire Hall.

    The plan had been that voluntary and community groups would be able to use the building's ballroom for a reasonable fee for up to 6 days per year, but even this minimal requirement was rejected by the Corporate Scrutiny Committee, in a secret session after they excluded the press and public.

  • Shire Hall, Tindal Square, Chelmsford (Chelmsford Liberal Democrats)
    Survey: Feb 19, 2018
    1 question

    Essex County Council is meeting behind closed doors on 20th February to consider whether or not public access to Shire Hall will be maintained when it is sold off.

  • County Cllr Mike Mackrory
    Article: Feb 17, 2018

    Essex County Council this week turned down a bid from the opposition Party (Liberal Democrats) that would have helped reduce "bed blocking", supported more young people and addressed residents' concerns about dangerous pavements.

    At the annual budget meeting on Tuesday 13th February, Conservative-run Essex County Council agreed to cut £59 million from the budget and raise council tax by 5%.

  • A pile of Liberal Democrat posters. Window posters mind. Not the really good ones.
    Article: Feb 16, 2018

    Last night, in a bumper crop of by-elections the Liberal Democrats made a hat-trick of gains and huge increases in the vote in a brace of others:

  • Surgeons operating in theatre.
    Article: Feb 12, 2018

    This is yet more evidence of the growing crisis in our health and social care services, where staff are being put under great pressure and quality of care for patients is suffering.

    When will the Government wake up to the fact that they urgently need to commit additional funding?

    The Liberal Democrats are the only party being honest with the public that we will all need to chip in a little more by increasing income tax by a penny in the pound and ring-fencing that money specifically for the NHS and social care, as well as looking to bring health and care funding together into one dedicated tax in the longer term.

    We have also urged the Government to bring together a cross-party convention on health and care, to consult with patients, the public and staff on the longer term funding settlement for these vital services.

  • Tom Brake MP campaigning for a plastic bag charge in 2012
    Article: Feb 9, 2018

    The world's oceans are slowly turning into a plastic soup.

    Unless we take action, plastic waste will continue to pollute our oceans with devastating effect.

    We have all heard the reports of seabirds strangled by 6-pack rings and whales washing up with guts full of plastic, but did you know that people who eat seafood swallow around 11,000 plastic particles a year?

  • Shire Hall, Tindal Square, Chelmsford (Chelmsford Liberal Democrats)
    Petition: Feb 8, 2018

    10th February 2018

    Essex County Council is about to agree a deal with a developer on terms that are different than previously agreed. We are concerned that this could mean little or NO public access to Shire Hall. The building has stood at the top of the High Street for 228 years. It is a major Chelmsford landmark, which served as a court house.

  • Children
    Petition: Feb 8, 2018

    Natural Foundations is a not for profit organisation which believes strongly in the importance of child-led natural play. They are based at Sandford Mill, owned by Chelmsford Council. The Council has given them Notice to Quit.

    "Natural Foundations is a truly unique oasis for children in Chelmsford. My children love visiting and I enjoy taking them. Even during the wettest and coldest of days there is fun to be had." - Matt Jones, Springfield