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  • NHS Doctor
    Article: Jun 12, 2018
    More details have emerged of the crisis in local GP numbers. Essex Lib Dem Health spokesperson Cllr Stephen Robinson questioned NHS managers at a recent meeting of the Essex Health Scrutiny Committee, and they revealed that up to half of all GPs and a quarter of all nurses could retire over the next two years.
  • Ashcroft building, Anglia Ruskin University (By Anglia Ruskin University (Anglia Ruskin University image library) [CC BY 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Jun 4, 2018

    Walk into summer with Heart and Sole on Thursday 21 June. Meet at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, from 6.15pm in the Lord Ashcroft building, from which the walk will leave promptly at 7pm.

    Let the walk leaders guide you along the River Chelmer through Central Park and Admirals Park before heading towards Writtle and the rolling summer fields. The walk will then turn back towards the city centre and take in the manicured gardens of the Cathedral.

    You can choose between 5km or 10km routes and all proceeds will go towards funding the Heart and Sole walks and chosen charities. It is only £3 to take part and children (under 14 years) can come for free. All walkers can enjoy refreshments afterwards.

    Donations will be collected on the evening, but you must register for the walk in advance. To register, visit and click on 'Heart and Sole events'. Payment will be taken on the evening of the walk.

  • streetlight off
    Article: May 23, 2018

    Figures out today reveal that 5008 streetlights are not working in Essex, and are taking an average of 33 days to fix. The figures were uncovered by the Liberal Democrat group. Essex County Council says that the majority of the faults were related to lamps or the control systems.

    Commented Essex Liberal Democrat Councillor Stephen Robinson, "It's bad enough that 75% of Essex street lights are off at night, but too many that are supposed to be on are not."

  • Potholein Park Avenue
    Article: May 15, 2018

    A proposal for an urgent review into Essex County Council's criteria for repairing potholes was rejected out of hand by the Conservative administration today. At a meeting of the Full Council today (15 May 2018), a motion was proposed by the Liberal Democrats.

    The Lib Dem motion was calling for an urgent review of:

  • Article: May 7, 2018

    Something is wrong at the heart of Uttlesford District Council as it struggles to complete two major exercises that are important not only for this district.

    The first is a critically important Local Plan for the future of the district. If UDC does not publish an updated plan in June, local control over planning may be lost to faceless bureaucrats sent in by the Westminster government. That would have enormous consequences by way of another planning free-for-all for developers in all our towns and villages.

  • Article: May 7, 2018

    At the local elections on Thursday Janet Whitehouse was re-elected in the Epping Hemnall with a majority of 602 votes.

    Elsewhere in the district the Liberal Democrats won second places in Buckhurst Hill West (Joseph Barkham) Chipping Ongar, Greensted and Marden Ash (Pesh Kapasiawala), Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common (Cherry McCredie), North Weald Bassett(Ingrid Black) and Theydon Bois (Clive Amos), with Joseph and Cherry both more than doubling the vote from 2016.

  • Article: Apr 23, 2018
    By Carole Mulroney

    Southend Is a Borough under pressure and within the Borough there are particular pressure points in terms of development, infrastructure, services, regeneration and the economy.

    The Liberal Democrats are the party of community and pride themselves on working locally for local people and working with and for them to achieve their aspirations for the future and thus enhancing the wellbeing of all communities within the Borough.

  • Article: Apr 21, 2018

    Ingrid has lived in the district for over 30 years and brought up her family here. She is a part-time primary school teacher and has taught in several schools in the area. She was a school governor of Epping St John's C of E School and was part of the team that oversaw the move into its new building and the creation of the sixth form. She is a volunteer at the Epping Forest Foodbank and a member of a local church.

  • Article: Apr 19, 2018

    Tim Vaughan is the Liberal Democrat candidate for Waltham Abbey Honey Lane.

    Tim has been a resident of Waltham Abbey for eight years, and currently chairs the local branch of the Liberal Democrats, of which he has been a member for over fifteen years. Tim strongly supports Liberal Democrats' policies on protecting and promoting our health and education services, as well as social care in the community.

  • LOCAL PLAN INTERVENTION (16 November 2017) *Page 1of2
    Article: Apr 4, 2018
    By Philip Mynott, Frank Garbutt, Gary MacDonnell

    In November 2017 Sajid Javid, the Conservative Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, wrote to Cllr McKinlay, leader of the Conservative dominated council, threatening to intervene in the process and take over responsibility of writing the Local Plan. Certainly an embarrassing development for Brentwood and a move that would be disastrous for local people.