Robert is an adviser to a number of Conservative organizations and is currently Political Director of Conservative Friends of Israel. He has previously worked as Chief of Staff to Oliver Letwin and as a consultant to business. Robert is also an author having written essays for books and articles on subjects as diverse as Social Justice, Russia, Conservatism, and Corporate Responsibility.
Robert is passionate about social justice and how volunteers and charities can transform people's lives for the better. He has seen this at first hand in Harlow where there are tremendous community organisations like the Harlow Homeless Centre, the Gateway Christian Fellowship and Rainbow Services, helping those most in need.
Robert is an active Board Member of Iain Duncan Smith's Centre for Social Justice. A football fan, Robert is a massive supporter of Chelsea F.C. He is delighted that Harlow born Glen Hoddle was a former Chelsea manager and helped put Chelsea back to winning ways. Robert loves books and bookshops and Indian Restaurants, His favourite Curry Houses are the White Horse in Roydon and the Bengal Cottage in Old Harlow. He also enjoys the countryside and is lucky that Harlow constituency includes some of England's most beautiful villages; Nazeing, Roydon and Sheering. Robert lives in Roydon.
a Roydon Parish Councillor and a former Governor of Passmores School.
He has fought Harlow twice as Conservative Parliamentary Candidate (in
2001 and 2005). He is a Patron of the Harlow Homeless Centre.
At the 2005 election, Robert lost by just 97 votes after three recounts. Harlow Constituency is now the third most marginal in the country having had a Labour majority of 10,500 in 1997.
Robert has also stood for Council and was active in Conservative Students when at Exeter University.