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East of England Liberal Democrats

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Essex Liberal Democrats -


Local Parties around Essex

Basildon & Thurrock Braintree & Witham Brentwood Chelmsford Colchester

Epping Forest

Harlow Maldon North Essex & Clacton Rochford and Castle Point Saffron Walden/Uttlesford


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Recent News

  • Folkestone Triennial 2017 exhit [house]
    Article: Oct 4, 2017

    Chelmsford is suffering a worsening housing crisis. Figures out recently show that people on lower incomes, especially younger people, are unable to find anywhere affordable to live.

    Over 1000 people in 380 households are now homeless in Chelmsford. That 380 was just 53 in 2013. It costs the council vast sums of money to put people up in very expensive bed and breakfast accommodation.

  • Carole Mulroney at Leigh Post Office
    Article: Jul 27, 2017
    By Carole Mulroney

    Councillor Carole Mulroney's open objection letter in response to the Post Office changes in Leigh-on-Sea

    Dear Sir,

    I have considered very carefully the proposals being put forward by the Post Office for the provision of services in Leigh. As a Borough and Town Councillor for the ward I have also received correspondence from various residents (and I have urged them to respond) whose concerns I reflect in this letter.

  • High Hedges and Bus Stop
    Article: Jul 25, 2017
    By Jude Deakin

    Writtle Road hedges to be cut back near bus shelter.

    Residents who regularly use the bus stop on Writtle Road by the Recreation Ground are unable to use the bus shelter to sit and wait for the bus. Bus drivers are uable to see any waiting passengers, if they are in the shelter, as the hedges have grown so high they block their sight line.

  • Blue Badge Holders not welcome by Southend Tories
    Article: Jul 12, 2017
    In Leigh & West Leigh Focus: July 2017

    Blue Badge Holders Hit by Tories

    In their recent budget the Tories who run Southend Council introduced parking charges for those with disabled badges who live outside Southend - even though they said it would not raise much money.

    Lib Dems voted against these petty and spiteful charges.

    Surely it cannot be worth the time and effort of officers making and putting up signage in every car park. It is just shows how obsessed the Tories have become with more and more cuts.

  • Parking at Southend East Train Station
    Article: Jul 12, 2017
    In Kursaal Focus: July 2017

    We're committed to ending car nightmare

    By Howard Gibeon
    Focus Editor

    THE number of cars parking in local streets during the day is reaching epidemic proportions.

    Areas around Southend East station are particularly badly hit and it's commuter traffic that is mostly to blame.

    Kursaal Ward residents are bearing the brunt of a council decision to stop commuter parking in the Thorpe Bay area by maintaining an hour restriction in the middle of the day. As most houses in that area have drives and garages, it is anybody's guess why this has come to pass. This upshot is that many commuters who previously used Thorpe Bay are now driving to Southend East instead. The reason is simple - they can park all day in the nearby streets. This causes tremendous problems for residents.

  • Ashley Thompson with missing road sign
    Article: Jul 12, 2017
    In Leigh & West Leigh Focus: July 2017

    Southend Council's Tory budget-cutters have come up with the crazy idea of not replacing street name signs.

    So now an increasing number of roads have poles but no signs!

    Lib Dem campaigner Ashley Thomson says "The Tories are taking cuts to absurd levels.

    "Losing our street names makes the town and the Council look shabby and daft. We are a tourist area and people need to know where they are going."

  • Lib Dems at the Save Southend A&E March
    Article: Jul 10, 2017
    In Leigh & West Leigh Focus: July 2017

    We MUST save Southend Hospital's A&E Department

    Norman Lamb MP, the Lib Dem spokesman on health, has been invited by Cllr Carole Mulroney to see for himself the dangers that will arise if our A&E is downgraded and to talk to local protesters and health workers.

    In her letter, Carole describes the proposal to send all emergency accident patients to Basildon and says:

  • Mike Mackrory at Broomfield
    Article: Jun 6, 2017

    The NHS service in Mid Essex, including Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, could lose 173 staff as a result of Theresa May's extreme version of Brexit, the Liberal Democrats have warned.

    42% of nurses and over half of all doctors from the EU are considering leaving because of Brexit, according to recent research. This means in Mid Essex, an estimated 173 NHS staff are at risk of leaving including 32 doctors and 97 nurses.

  • Article: Jun 5, 2017

    The Conservative party's so-called "Dementia Tax" would cost £173,282 to the family of someone who had received ten years of care living in an average-priced home in Chelmsford, according to research by the Liberal Democrats.

    The Conservative policy would take the money from the sale of family homes, to pay back the costs of caring for elderly and vulnerable relatives. The Lib Dems have estimated that, across Chelmsford, 62% of the value of the average home would be taken to pay for the Dementia Tax.

  • school sign
    Article: May 19, 2017

    Chelmsford schools face two worrying developments - across the board cuts in funding and a possible shortage of school places. Chelmsford schools face losing £8 million in total over the next two years. That amounts to anything between £400 and £800 per pupil, which means cuts in teacher numbers. See http://schoolcuts.org.uk