Chelmsford is a beautiful cathedral city and the county town of Essex. Granted city status in 2012, as part of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Chelmsford is the newest city in the UK. It is one of the fastest growing centres in the east of England and a key economic driver for the region and the UK. Chelmsford has also been recently voted as the ‘best place to live’ in the East of England by the Sunday Times.
Chelmsford is located only 35 minutes away from London. It has excellent transport links, many outstanding schools and is home to many vibrant voluntary organisations. Anglia Ruskin University chose to locate its new medical school on its Chelmsford campus.
Known as the “Home of Radio” Chelmsford is where Guglielmo Marconi opened the world's first wireless factory in 1899. The first ever entertainment radio broadcast was made from Chelmsford on 15th June 1920.
Economically, Chelmsford has particular strengths in the financial and business services sectors, research and development, and advanced manufacturing. Chelmsford is home to major international companies and a plethora of small and medium sized enterprises. At the heart of the City’s economy are some 83,000 jobs and 12,000 businesses.
Chelmsford’s central location in Essex and proximity to London also makes it attractive for commuters and visitors. 14 of Chelmsford’s parks have Green Flag status, making them some of the best in the UK. Chelmsford’s High Street area has excellent shopping facilities as well as many nightclubs, pubs, and restaurants. Chelmsford’s “Pubwatch” scheme recently won a national award for community safety.
I am proud to represent our vibrant new city in Westminster.