Stephen Robinson - campaigning for you all year round
Stephen was the Liberal Democrat candidate to be MP for Chelmsford. In 2010 he came close to being elected as the MP. He is a Chelmsford City Councillor for Patching Hall ward (since May 2011) and Lib Dem Group Leader there, and also Essex County Councillor for North Chelmsford since June 2012.
In Chelmsford, elections are either won by Liberal Democrats or Conservatives. No other party won any council seats in Chelmsford in 2013 or 2015.
Lib Dems in Government delivered REAL change
- A Stronger Economy - over 1.5 million jobs since the General Election
- A Fairer Society - tax cuts for middle and low earners
- So we can deliver Opportunity for Everyone - £1300 for every school pupil in danger of falling behind
All now at risk from a Conservative majority government.
Recent news about Stephen Robinson
Article: Jun 30, 2016
A petition has been launched in response to increasing reports of physical and verbal attacks on minority groups in communities across Britain.
The Liberal Democrats are calling on Chelmsford City Council at the meeting on 13 July to send a very clear message to all EU citizens living in Chelmsford: you are welcome here, and to all minority ethnic British citizens that you are an equal part of our community. This community belongs to all of its residents equally.
Article: Jun 4, 2016
Chelmsford Council have published drawings of new skate-ramps for Central Park. They come after nearly seven years of discussions.
In Summer 2009 Lib Dem campaigner Stephen Robinson met some skaters who told him that ramps in Central Park needing repairing. Stephen Robinson arranged for some of them to meet council officers and discuss some repairs. In Dec09 (picture) Stephen met them for an update and to discuss the chances of something brand new.
Since then, a group of the skaters have been in discussion with the council about future options. Said Stephen, "I am delighted that, at long last, the new ramps will start being built towards the end of this month. Sadly, nothing happens quickly with local government!"
Council news release with picture http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/community/news/chelmsford%E2%80%99s-new-skatepark-revealed
Chelmsford Skatepark group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChelmsfordSkatepark/
Article: Apr 21, 2016
3055 households across Essex have saved between them nearly £1 million by switching to a new gas and electricity supplier. They got together under a group deal brokered by independent agent iChoosr, and promoted by Essex County Council.
The scheme works by bringing together residents who want to pay less for their gas and electricity. iChoosr then does a bulk deal, by asking the different gas and electricity companies to bid for their custom.
On average, each household signing up to the scheme saved £335.15.
Essex Lib Dem Councillor Stephen Robinson commented, "After being elected in 2012, joint buying of energy was one of the first things I suggested. I am proud that, when the Liberal Democrats were running the Department of Energy, we helped the growth of smaller electricity companies to challenge the "big six" companies and made it possible to bring down prices.
"Proactive government can help people save money when times are tough."
Anyone who missed this deal can sign up for the next switch that will be taking place this May, and join the thousands of other Essex residents in taking control of their household bills.
For further information see www.essex.gov.uk/energyswitch
Article: Apr 2, 2016
An experienced, local campaigner is the Liberal Democrat candidate for Essex Police & Crime Commissioner. Kevin McNamara, from Grays in south Essex, says he plans to tackle the many areas where the Conservatives have let residents down over policing.
You can sign Kevin's petition against Police cuts here.
Article: Feb 27, 2016
Proposals that would tackle congestion, help small businesses and protect the vulnerable were blocked this week by Chelmsford's Conservative-run council. At the budget-setting meeting proposals by Liberal Democrat Leader Stephen Robinson were rejected by the Conservatives.
The Lib Dem proposals would have:
Article: Feb 11, 2016
Proposals for extra support for young people, and to undertake more road and pavement repairs were tabled at Essex County Council, by the Liberal Democrats in the budget debate this week. However, these were rejected by the Conservatives, who approved a budget containing £75 million of cuts, which will hit vulnerable youngsters and older people.
Article: Feb 1, 2016
A young people's survey is going out via schools across the district, following a meeting last week of Chelmsford Youth Strategy Group. Commented Cllr Stephen Robinson at the meeting, "It will be good to hear younger views about how the (sadly rather small!) youth budget should be spent in future."
The meeting also heard that the mobile youth club is not being used as much as it might. Commented Youth Strategy Group Chair Jude Deakin, "Any group that can supply a couple of adult volunteer supervisors can have the club in their community one evening. The Essex youth service will ensure that they can get a Disclosure & Barring certificate."
Article: Dec 5, 2015
Chelmsford Council this week rejected the chance to make a firm commitment to affordable housing and infrastructure, and to go into the property business . At the full Council meeting, the Conservatives voted down a Liberal Democrat proposal to take action, instead voting only for the words that identify that Chelmsford has an affordable housing crisis.
Selected older news stories from Stephen Robinson
Hospital problems down to central controls - Robinson http://chelmsford-libdems.org.uk/news/000122.html
Carbon emissions in Chelmsford unsustainable - Robinson http://chelmsford-libdems.org.uk/news/000120.html
Robinson helps launch Greener Chelmsford http://chelmsford-libdems.org.uk/news/114.html
Robinson back in the classroom http://chelmsford-libdems.org.uk/news/113.html
Robinson attends Freshers Fair at Anglia Ruskin with Lib Dem colleagues http://chelmsford-libdems.org.uk/news/110.html
Robinson cycles into town on Car Free Day http://chelmsford-libdems.org.uk/news/109.html
Robinson joins Fair Trade campaigners in Chelmsford High Street http://chelmsford-libdems.org.uk/news/103.html
Conservatives cannot 'go green' says Robinson http://chelmsford-libdems.org.uk/news/99.html
MP's crocodile tears over Post Office closures http://chelmsford-libdems.org.uk/news/98.html
Sustainability should be central to new housing - Robinson http://chelmsford-libdems.org.uk/news/97.html
Lib Dems not part of Con/Lab deal over schools - Robinson http://chelmsford-libdems.org.uk/news/92.html
"Government, not EU, responsible for regionalisation and bureaucracy" - Robinson www.chelmsford-libdems.org.uk/news/90.html
"Worsening state of local NHS dentistry" says Robinson www.chelmsford-libdems.org.uk/news/85.html
Robinson and fellow Chelmsford Lib Dems campaign against town centre one way system www.chelmsford-libdems.org.uk/news/84.html
Smith-Hughes & Robinson campaign on Post Offices www.chelmsford-libdems.org.uk/news/82.html
Robinson meets new Leader at conference www.chelmsford-libdems.org.uk/news/80.html
Robinson joins colleagues at national summit www.chelmsford-libdems.org.uk/news/76.html
Robinson campaigns against ID cards and Big Brother database www.chelmsford-libdems.org.uk/news/71.html
Robinson raises Post Office campaign nationally www.chelmsford-libdems.org.uk/news/70.html
Robinson, Smith-Hughes + Charman in Post Office protest www.chelmsford-libdems.org.uk/news/69.html
Robinson slams Govt. for scandal of abandoned cars www.chelmsford-libdems.org.uk/news/59.html
MORE trains not fewer - Robinson www.chelmsford-libdems.org.uk/news/58.html
Robinson attends meeting of the Lib Dem parliamentary party: www.chelmsford-libdems.org.uk/news/30.html
Robinson welcomes Lib Dem MPs Simon Hughes & Lembit Opik to Chelmsford, to greet 100th new party member: www.chelmsford-libdems.org.uk/news/16.html