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  • Article: Oct 18, 2021

    Reacting to the announcement that Southend will be given city status in honour of Sir David Amess MP, Cllr Carole Mulroney, Leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, said:

    "We're absolutely delighted, not just for Southend but for Sir David's family too. He pursued this cause with a passion and this is a fitting tribute to remember him by.

  • Shire Hall, Tindal Square, Chelmsford (Chelmsford Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Oct 18, 2021

    Plans for an ambitious project that will pedestrianise and reshape Tindal Square (at the top of the High Street) were signed off by Chelmsford City Councillors at the recent Cabinet meeting.

    The redesign, proposed jointly by the Chelmsford City and Essex County Councils, will see the pedestrianised High Street extended all the way to the doors of Shire Hall, restoring the Georgian-era layout of the city centre. The historic square will feature seating, new trees and be available as a space for public performances.

  • Article: Oct 17, 2021

    Cllr Carole Mulroney, Southend-on-Sea Liberal Democrats Council Leader, along with previous Southend West Liberal Democrats parliamentary candidates, Nina Stimson and Paul Collins, have reached out the national Party to inform them of our strong view that we should not contest the forthcoming by election that will be held after the tragic killing of Sir David Amess MP on October 15th.

  • bb53
    Article: Oct 15, 2021
    The Liberal Democrats in Southend are devastated to hear the news today that our local MP, Sir David Amess has been violently attacked, while doing his job and has died as a result. This is a terrible day for our borough.
    We utterly condemn any kind of violence being inflicted upon elected officials.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and those who worked alongside him.
  • Cllr Douglas McCall Potholes
    Article: Oct 12, 2021

    There is no reference to road repairs in Essex County Council's new strategic plan. The Lib Dem Group on Essex CC drew attention to this omission at the Full Council meeting today, 12th October.

    The new Council Leader tabled a plan with 20 strategic objectives and a list of 74 performance measures. Lib Dem Cllr. Stephen Robinson (Chelmsford North) pointed out that not one of them refers to road repairs, despite 72% of the population saying it was their key concern for the Council in a survey earlier this year.

  • new houses
    Article: Oct 8, 2021
    By Chelmsford City Council

    Accommodation to stop ex-offenders from living on the streets when they are released from prison has been secured for Chelmsford. The Lib Dem-led City Council and two other agencies working in Chelmsford have secured £100,000 for this work.

    Prisoners who are released without homes to go to after serving their time can end up sleeping in public places, spiralling quickly into difficulties and - in some cases - falling back into offending.

  • Article: Oct 4, 2021

    The UK has suffered one of the worst outcomes of comparable countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Report calls for the public inquiry into the UK Government's handling of the pandemic to release its interim findings before the next general election.

    CLICK HERE to read the Key Findings & Recomendations of the Report

  • Article: Oct 2, 2021
    By Hanna Ziady in CNN Business
    Empty shelves are seen at a supermarket in Manchester, Britain, on September 22.Vehicles are seen outside a petrol station in London on September 27.
    The form of Brexit pursued by the UK government - which introduced stringent immigration policies and took Britain out the EU market for goods and energy, making it much harder for British companies to hire European workers and much more costly for them to do business with the country's single biggest trading partner.
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    Article: Sep 30, 2021

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  • World on fire climate change 2
    Article: Sep 28, 2021

    Climate change will have a huge impact on all our lives in the years ahead. If we are to stand any chance of limiting the impact, local Councils must have all powers necessary to act.

    That's the call made by Liberal Democrat Council Leaders, including Chelmsford's Stephen Robinson, in a letter to the Prime Minister. The Lib Dems have called on the PM to allow local government to be mentioned in any declaration agreed at the international climate summit - COP 26 - in November.