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  • Callum Robertson Megaphone Picture
    Article: Oct 4, 2020
    By Essex Lib Dems

    On Monday 28, Essex Lib Dem Police Commissioner Candidate Callum Robertson joined Brentwood Lib Dems where he spoke about his plans for linking in his Police campaign with the local campaigns being run by the brilliant local councillors in Brentwood.

    He spoke about how we should be combating Nitrus Oxide (also known as laughing gas) saying:

  • Cllr David Kendall in full PPE
    Article: Oct 4, 2020

    Cllr David Kendall shares his experience of the pandemic...

    During the height of the Covid-19 pandemic I found demand for my carpet cleaning business was very quiet, so I applied for a job with the NHS and for three months I worked in a Nursing Home in Chelmsford as a Cleaning Supervisor.

    The job gave me a good understanding of how a nursing home operates and gave me the opportunity to see first-hand the dedication and commitment shown by the care workers to the elderly residents in their care. It was a pleasure to be part of such a great team of people all focused on nursing people back to health, including some recovering from Covid-19. My admiration and respect for all those working in the NHS and the care sector has grown even stronger and I will certainly use my new found knowledge and experience to give them as much support as I can through my role as a county and borough councillor.

    While the NHS job certainly kept me busy, I'm pleased to have also kept up to date with all my casework across the Brentwood South Division and Pilgrims Hatch ward.

  • Article: Sep 28, 2020
    By Callum Robertson for Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

    Essex Lib Dem Police Fire and Crime Commissioner Candidate Callum Robertson used a speech at the Liberal Democrat Conference to take the Tories to task over their breaking of international law.

    His speech is below:

    "Good evening conference

    First off, I want to say thanks to the staff members and FCC members who have put on a blinder of a conference in exceptionally difficult circumstances.

  • Article: Sep 27, 2020
    By Callum Robertson for Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

    To beat the Conservatives across Essex in May 2021, we need to be active and fighting for our communities. We have brilliant Lib Dem Councillors who are doing just that, some brilliant examples from this week include:

  • Article: Sep 26, 2020

    Brentwood Council will, thanks to Lib Dem councillor Karen Chilvers, be writing to Brentwood & Ongar MP. Alex Burghart, to ask him to engage with the RSPCA in their campaign to move to silent fireworks.

    Karen said:

    "Many RSPCA supporters wrote to their councillors last year asking the council to take action to stop the unreasonable noise made by fireworks. Unfortunately, council powers are limited so I sought out the best solution which is to ask for our MP to take action on behalf of all animal lovers in parliament.

  • Article: Sep 26, 2020

    Councillors Sarah Cloke and Dominic Naylor joined the Brentwood Borough Council 'Race for Life' team today.

    The team statement said:

    "Cancer is happening right now, which is why staff at Brentwood Borough Council will be taking part in a Race for Life to raise money and save lives.

    "1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Every single pound you donate makes a difference to Cancer Research UK's groundbreaking work."

  • Article: Sep 23, 2020
    By Robbie Bryson in Colchester Gazette

    A POLITICAL row has erupted between the leader of Colchester Council and the town's MP over the Government's move to override parts of the Brexit agreement with the EU.

    Mark Cory, Lib Dem leader of the authority, has written to Mr Quince and the area's other Conservative MPs, Home Secretary Priti Patel and Sir Bernard Jenkin, saying he was "saddened" to see them support the Internal Market Bill.

  • Article: Sep 21, 2020
    By Geoffrey Sell


    The Residents for Uttlesford election manifesto in 2019 promised: "We will review
    and improve or replace the current Cabinet system to make the District Council fairer
    and to ensure all that all voices are heard."
    "Fine words, which we agree with. But what is the reality", says Stansted Lib Dem
    councillor, Geoffrey Sell? "The recommendation at last week's meeting of the
    Governance Review Working Group was to stop work until Spring of 2021 on
    reviewing the current Cabinet system. A reason given for this was that the Corporate
    Plan had allocated no resources for the review."
    Lib Dem councillors Ayub Khan and Geoffrey Sell both expressed their opposition
    and labelled it "a failure of political will".
    Said Cllr Khan, (Lib Dem, Stansted South & Birchanger): "If you think something is
    important the necessary resources will be found".
    The two Liberal Democrat councillors fortunately managed to secure the support of
    colleagues from other parties. They are now recommending the continuance of the work of
    the Governance Review Group.
    Cllr Khan added "Now is not the time for R4U to put this on hold. We have to look at
    how we can do better as a Council in communicating with and being accountable to
    local residents."
    Cllr Sell called upon the R4U administration to honour its manifesto pledge and to
    commit the necessary resources so that the review can go ahead.

  • Article: Sep 19, 2020

    A wide range of community improvements costing £10.2 million can now go ahead, following a vote of the Lib Dem led Chelmsford City Council's Cabinet on 8 September 2020.

    The following projects will benefit from the funding:

    • Affordable housing initiatives, including the infrastructure at Chelmer Waterside to maximise housing delivery
    • 28 projects for improvements and investments across the city's parks, green spaces and strategic sports facilities
    • Tindal Square pedestrianisation
    • Beaulieu Secondary School
    • A range of GP surgery improvements
  • CR Zoom Changing Pathways
    Article: Sep 18, 2020

    Essex Lib Dem PFCC candidate Callum Robertson revealed his shocked at victims of domestic abuse being reported to the Home Office Immigration as a result of reporting their experiences.

    Earlier today, Robertson listened to workers at Essex domestic abuse charity Changing Pathways who told him that abuse victims were being detained in immigration centres after they disclosed their abuse to the Police.