Stephen Robinson - campaigning for you all year round

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

Among other local issues, he has campaigned to overturn Conservative cuts to "lollipop" crossing patrols including in Copperfield Road. Sign the petition.

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.

Stephen was the Liberal Democrat candidate to be MP for Chelmsford. 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

  • Cash
    Article: Feb 19, 2017

    Essex County Council Conservatives have voted down Liberal Democrat proposals to:

    • address the Essex NHS and social care crisis by increasing funding for partnership working with the NHS and care providers
    • put more of the Highways budget under local control, to speed up the repair of local roads and deliver important safety schemes
    • invest in new youth services including school lunchtime sessions
    • address Conservative cuts to school transport and recycling centres
  • Huge potholes
    Article: Jan 11, 2017

    Essex County Council has spent £1,234,180 compensating motorists for damage caused by potholes since 2012, figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrats have revealed.
    Nationally a total of £12 million has been paid out over the last four years across the country, with an average payment per person of £650.
    The figures were uncovered by Freedom of Information requests to 500 councils by the Liberal Democrats.
    Liberal Democrat Councillor Stephen Robinson (Chelmsford North) said: "This is a lose-lose situation for everyone, whether they are motorists, councils or taxpayers.
    "Thousands of pounds are now being spent on pay-outs that could have been invested instead in fixing our roads.
    "This is a symptom of the short-termism taken to infrastructure investment by our Conservative-run Council and Government.
    "Roads should be fixed quickly so this compensation does not have to be paid out in the first place."

  • 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.

  • Stephen Robinson standing next to the skateramp in Chelmsford's central park
    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/

  • Gas Meter
    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

  • Kevin McNamara for Essex Police & Crime Commissioner
    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.

  • Congestion
    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:

  • Young People need your help
    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.

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