Robert was educated at Colston’s School in Bristol and worked in the construction and road haulage industries before entering Parliament. He lives in the heart of the constituency in Parkstone.
He has campaigned on many local issues. His first major debate in the Commons was on the need for a new Poole bridge, which was finally built in 2012, opening up great opportunities for Poole. Since the last General Election, Robert has served as chairman of the Regulatory Reform Commons select committee, a job he left to join the Government as an Assistant Whip, dealing with Home Office issues and those of energy and climate change. Leaving the Government in 2013, he was elected chairman of the HS2 select committee dealing with petitioners on the railway route.
Robert has one of the highest voting records in the Commons and has held regular surgeries and meetings in Poole to assist his constituents. He was re-elected in June 2017 with 28,888 votes, which was 57.9% of the votes cast. In July 2016 he was appointed as a member of Theresa May's government as a Whip.
Telephone: 01202 739922
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Postal Address: 38 Sandbanks Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 8BX