Stephen Robinson - campaigning for you all year round

Stephen Robinson campaigning for 'lollipop' crossing patrolStephen Robinson is a hard-working, Chelmsford campaigner. He led the fight on our councils against Conservative plans to downgrade Broomfield Hospital A&E and against the Conservative Local Plan that does not deliver enough infrastructure (schools, transport, GPs, affordable housing etc.)

Among other local issues, he organised a petition (sign here) for road safety in Copperfield Road, following Conservative cuts to "lollipop" crossing patrols.

He is a Chelmsford City Councillor for Patching Hall ward (since May 2011) and Lib Dem Group Leader, and Essex County Councillor for North Chelmsford since June 2012.

Stephen is the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Chelmsford and in 2010 he came close to being elected as the MP.

In Chelmsford, elections are either won by Liberal Democrats or Conservatives. No other party won any council seats in Chelmsford in 2013 or 2015 or 2017.


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Recent news about Stephen Robinson

  • Stephen 2013
    Article: Feb 22, 2018

    Chelmsford Council will spend an extra £808,000 in the coming year dealing with homelessness and related housing issues, taking the total housing budget to £4.8 million. However, the Council's Conservative majority rejected a proposal on Wednesday night from the Liberal Democrat opposition to take extra action on the issue.

  • 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.

  • doctor
    Article: Feb 7, 2018

    The huge staffing crisis facing our NHS (for hospital doctors and nurses, local GPs, and other professionals) will be looked at following a call today from Cllr. Stephen Robinson (Essex CC Lib Dem Spokesperson on Health). Cllr Robinson asked that Essex County Council's Health Overview Committee should collect data from the various NHS providers and propose action.

  • older people
    Article: Feb 7, 2018

    Nearly 20,000 people in Essex have a diagnosis of dementia; more live without a diagnosis, and the number will double over the next 20 years. This already costs Essex County Council over £50 million a year and a new strategy addresses many of the challenges being faced.

    Essex, Southend and Thurrock councils have produced a joint Strategy "Let's talk Dementia". The joint strategy has nine priority areas for action:
    • Prevention
    • Finding Information and Advice
    • Diagnosis and Support
    • Living well with Dementia in the community
    • Supporting Carers
    • Reducing the risk of crisis
    • Living well in long term care
    • End of Life
    • A Knowledgeable and Skilled Workforce

  • roadworks
    Article: Jan 30, 2018

    Works are starting this month on a £7.3 million investment to improve the A131 Braintree Road and the A130 Essex Regiment Way.

    The scheme is designed to ease congestion by increasing capacity and to improve road safety.

    Works are planned for January to extend the existing bus lane on Essex Regiment Way and for improvements at Deres Bridge Roundabout. Additionally, cutting back vegetation is also planned at Nabbotts and Sheepcotes Roundabouts to clear the ground for future improvement works.

  • Folkestone Triennial 2017 exhit [house]
    Article: Oct 4, 2017

    Chelmsford is suffering a worsening housing crisis. Figures out recently show that people on lower incomes, especially younger people, are unable to find anywhere affordable to live.

    Over 1000 people in 380 households are now homeless in Chelmsford. That 380 was just 53 in 2013. It costs the council vast sums of money to put people up in very expensive bed and breakfast accommodation.

  • General Election 8th June 2017
    Article: Jun 9, 2017

    Chelmsford Lib Dems buck trend and increase vote share.

    After a winning more votes than any other party in the County Council elections in May, Chelmsford Liberal Democrats went into the General Election relatively optimistic. However, as both the Conservatives and Labour shifted the focus of the campaign to a "Presidential" battle between their leaders, the Lib Dems were squeezed.

  • Mike Mackrory at Broomfield
    Article: Jun 6, 2017

    The NHS service in Mid Essex, including Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, could lose 173 staff as a result of Theresa May's extreme version of Brexit, the Liberal Democrats have warned.

    42% of nurses and over half of all doctors from the EU are considering leaving because of Brexit, according to recent research. This means in Mid Essex, an estimated 173 NHS staff are at risk of leaving including 32 doctors and 97 nurses.

Selected older news stories from Stephen Robinson

Hospital problems down to central controls - Robinson

Carbon emissions in Chelmsford unsustainable - Robinson

Robinson helps launch Greener Chelmsford

Robinson back in the classroom

Robinson attends Freshers Fair at Anglia Ruskin with Lib Dem colleagues

Robinson cycles into town on Car Free Day

Robinson joins Fair Trade campaigners in Chelmsford High Street

Conservatives cannot 'go green' says Robinson

MP's crocodile tears over Post Office closures

Sustainability should be central to new housing - Robinson

Lib Dems not part of Con/Lab deal over schools - Robinson

"Government, not EU, responsible for regionalisation and bureaucracy" - Robinson

"Worsening state of local NHS dentistry" says Robinson

Robinson and fellow Chelmsford Lib Dems campaign against town centre one way system

Smith-Hughes & Robinson campaign on Post Offices

Robinson meets new Leader at conference

Robinson joins colleagues at national summit

Robinson campaigns against ID cards and Big Brother database

Robinson raises Post Office campaign nationally

Robinson, Smith-Hughes + Charman in Post Office protest

Robinson slams Govt. for scandal of abandoned cars

MORE trains not fewer - Robinson

Robinson attends meeting of the Lib Dem parliamentary party:

Robinson welcomes Lib Dem MPs Simon Hughes & Lembit Opik to Chelmsford, to greet 100th new party member: