Cllr Marie Goldman
Moulsham and Central
Marie is Deputy Leader of Chelmsford City Council and ward councillor for Moulsham & Central, in the heart of the city. She has lived in Chelmsford since 2003 and has two children with her husband, Simon.
With a background in management consulting, Marie is a director of various small businesses, including a start-up company that uses cutting-edge technology to tackle the scourge of ticket touting for live events.
Although she has always taken a keen interest in current affairs, Marie says that she never considered a career in politics until she got involved with the Liberal Democrats after the 2016 EU Referendum.
As an internationalist who spent a lot of her young adulthood living in other countries around the world, Marie believes passionately in the importance of international cooperation and cultural exchange. Marie says, "Only by having the opportunity to visit other countries - to live, work and even fall in love with people from different backgrounds - can we truly hope to build a safe, peaceful and better future for our children".
She believes that the best way to resolve Brexit is to go back to the people in a People's Vote, but that if that option isn't available, she fully supports the Lib Dem position to revoke Article 50 if a Lib Dem majority government is elected in a General Election.
Marie also says she is increasingly concerned by the lack of concrete action on climate change. As a Cabinet member of the new administration at Chelmsford City Council, she is pleased to have been able to declare a climate and ecology crisis, but knows that action by councils and individuals alone will not be enough.
Marie says, "We need wholescale change at an international level to avoid going above a planet-changing temperature rise of two degrees. We can only hope to achieve that by working hand in hand with other countries - with the UK showing leadership, not the brinkmanship that has been all too common in recent times".
Marie says she would be deeply honoured to represent the people of Chelmsford in the House of Commons.
Recent news about Marie Goldman
Article: Apr 10, 2022In Chelmsford City Life
Chelmsford City Council has voted to extend the scope of its refurbishment of Chelmsford Theatres to ensure a "red-carpet" treatment for audiences when it reopens after its makeover.
A meeting of Full Council finalised the budget for the project on 22 March. The Council agreed to bring forward other refurbishment items that were planned over the next few years, so that the work can all be done at once to be more cost effective and better for theatregoers. The total budget for the project has now been set at just under £2.75 million.
Article: Feb 7, 2022In Chelmsford City Life
Chelmsford City Theatres have put tickets for their next panto on sale, following an acclaimed and unbroken run of Beauty and the Beast at Chelmsford's Civic Theatre 2021-22, in association with One From The Heart.
Jack and the Beanstalk is the classic story planned for the theatre's winter 2022 programme.
Article: Jan 29, 2022
Chelmsford City Theatres have appointed a new senior manager to oversee their refurbishment planned for 2022. Lee Henderson, an experienced leader in the cultural, theatre, and entertainment industry, joins the venue this month as Interim Theatre Director.
The Liberal Democrat-led Chelmsford City Council is planning a renovation of the foyer, box office and bar areas of Chelmsford Theatres, which house both the Civic Theatre and Cramphorn Studio. The improvements will include a remodelling of the ground floor theatre bar to become a café and bar serving customers all day, and the creation of a second bar area at the front of the Cramphorn with seating on the pavement outside.
Article: Nov 30, 2021
Chelmsford's Civic Theatre pantomime Beauty and the Beast is underway as the cast and crew prepare for opening night on Friday, 26 November. To book tickets, visit www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres, call 01245 606505, or visit the box office in person at Civic Theatre, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1JG.
Article: Oct 30, 2021
Waiting times for GP appointments have been growing in Chelmsford, and the Lib Dems are demanding urgent action to deal with growing problems for many people getting appointments.
Chelmsford is one of the worst hit areas in England for access to GPs according to new figures. According to figures from last June, there is now just one GP per 2,429 people in the region covered by NHS Mid Essex CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group), compared to the national average of one GP per 2,038 people.
Article: Aug 6, 2021
Chelmsford City Council wants bids from local people and groups, to combat climate change and improve community infrastructure. The Lib Dem-led council is making a greener Chelmsford a top priority.
Environmental funding to help make Chelmsford greener
Greener Chelmsford Grants make £100,000 available for projects that address the climate and ecological emergency in Chelmsford. Applications are more likely to be successful if they are for projects which protect and enhance wildlife and green infrastructure, lower energy consumption, reduce waste or lower carbon emissions. These are the priorities set out by the council for addressing climate change and ecological crises.
Article: Jul 22, 2021
A call for real action in Essex (especially in schools) to combat violence against women and girls has been rejected. Essex Lib Dems tabled a motion at the County Council meeting on 13 July. The Conservatives pushed through an amendment that patted themselves on the back for (limited) actions to date, added vague generalities and removed all the action points that would affect education.
Article: Apr 27, 2021
Essex was one of the first areas in England to introduce community testing for coronavirus. An effective test, trace and isolate system is essential to slow the spread of coronavirus. Along with a vaccine it is a step towards a more normal life. Lib Dems have called repeatedly for the Government to fix Test and Trace. Yet month after month figures for contact tracing showed the government's system was not working. To be effective tests need to be turned around in 24 hours, and financial support must be given so people can self-isolate when asked to.
Article: Dec 2, 2020
This year's Chelmsford pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, is set to go ahead at the Civic Theatre from Friday 4 December 2020 until Sunday 3 January 2021 (as long as government restrictions allow). Said Lib Dem Deputy Leader Cllr. Marie Goldman, "Staff have been working hard behind the scenes to devise a Covid-secure way of staging it. Rules on 'keeping your distance' will mean less than one in five seats being used but members of one household will be together."
Article: Nov 2, 2020
The Chelmsford City Photo Competition, co-ordinated by Chelmsford City Events, kept aspiring photographers occupied throughout summer 2020, and the winners have now been chosen. A video sharing a behind-the-scenes look at the competition can be watched at https://youtu.be/wTNzMKvwEJ8.
The competition closed on 31 August with more photographers entering than ever before. During September, the photos were sent to a panel of judges including the Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Jude Deakin; Deputy Leader Councillor Marie Goldman, and representatives from Blue Sky Printing, Meadows Shopping Centre, Unshaken Photography Training, Essex Chronicle and Essex 2020.