Cllr Marie Goldman

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Marie Goldman in Oaklands Park, Chelmsford

1. Parliamentary Candidate for Chelmsford Moulsham and Central

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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.

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Recent news about Marie Goldman

  • Alistair Carmichael MP
    Article: Nov 19, 2019

    Alistair Carmichael may be the Lib Dem Chief Whip in the House of Commons, but he's also a brilliant MP (currently a candidate, of course) for Orkney and Shetland. He came to Chelmsford earlier this year to support the winning local election campaign and now he is backing Marie Goldman's campaign in Chelmsford. Check out the video here - the backdrop is great!

  • Tactical voting
    Article: Nov 7, 2019
    By Marie Goldman

    I'd like to express my heartfelt thanks to the Green Party for setting aside tribal politics and standing aside in favour of me and the Lib Dems in Chelmsford. I am aware of the enormous responsibility that we all have to tackle the climate emergency and other issues that the Greens and the Lib Dems agree on.

  • ballot-box
    Article: Nov 7, 2019

    The Green Party has agreed to step aside for the Liberal Democrats in the Chelmsford constituency, it was announced today.

    As part of Unite to Remain, the Liberal Democrats have made an arrangement with The Green Party and Plaid Cymru to step aside for pro-Remain candidates in 60 seats across England and Wales.

    Across the country the Liberal Democrats will stand aside in 13 constituencies so that there is a clear pro-Remain candidate. In turn, in 43 constituencies other parties will stand aside for a Liberal Democrat candidate.

    Welcoming today's announcement, Liberal Democrat candidate for Chelmsford, Marie Goldman said:

  • Brighter Future
    Article: Nov 4, 2019
    By Liberal Democrats

    This election is a once in a generation opportunity to reshape our politics, and give hope to the millions of people who want a fairer, brighter future. Here in Chelmsford, more and more people are moving to support Marie Goldman as the next MP.

    That's why we have launched our campaign slogan: Stop Brexit. Build a brighter future. Sign up to help here.

  • UK parliament Week.
    Article: Nov 4, 2019
    By Marie Goldman

    What a week for it! We're only a few weeks away from a General Election, so there is no better time to get involved.

    Start by making sure that you are registered to vote. Visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

  • HSS UK (Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh).
    Article: Nov 3, 2019
    By Marie Goldman

    I and fellow Lib Dem Councillors, Jude Deakin, Julia Frascona and Mike Mackrory were honoured to be invited to the special UK Parliament Week event held this evening by Chelmsford HSS UK (Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh).

    I found it hard to keep quiet, as an observer, during the excellent debate about religious studies in schools.

    Lovely to meet everyone - and thanks for the delicious samosas afterwards, too!

  • Marie Goldman at
    Article: Oct 14, 2019

    Chelmsford City theatres have a wide range of productions on this autumn. Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate Cllr. Marie Goldman attended the opening night of 'Friendsical'.

    Marie said, "Friends was such a big part of my early twenties, so I'm very, VERY excited to be at Chelmsford Civic Theatre for the opening night of 'Friendsical'!

  • Marie Goldman welcomes BLESMA to Chelmsford
    Article: Oct 10, 2019

    Blesma, The Limbless Veterans support organisation has moved to central Chelmsford. Lib Dem Candidate Marie Goldman said, "I am really pleased to be able to welcome BLESMA not only to Chelmsford, but to their new headquarters in Moulsham and Central.

    "I heard very moving stories about the important work they are doing with veterans who are amputees - sometimes multiple amputees.

    "Thanks for the invite and welcome to your new Chelmsford home!"

  • Marie Goldman and Stephen Robinson
    Article: Jun 17, 2019

    The Lib Dems took control of Chelmsford Council on 22nd May. Stephen Robinson was elected Leader of the Council and Marie Goldman Deputy Leader. The Lib Dem Group made proposals to reform the Cabinet structure to reflect Lib Dem priorities, as set out in the election manifesto.

    The new Cabinet posts are:

  • Marie Goldman
    Article: Feb 4, 2019
    By Marie Goldman, Parliamentary Candidate for Chelmsford in Essex Chronicle Series
    Please, please, please - can we talk about something other than Brexit?
    Switch on the TV, turn on the radio, flick through a paper and it's the only news there seems to be. If you were an alien landing in the UK on your first visit to Earth, you might be forgiven for thinking there's nothing else to worry about. But of course, you'd be wrong.