Robert was born in Doncaster. He stood as a candidate in the 2001 General Election, and has previously served as the chair of the LibDem Yorkshire & Humber Region. You can find out much more about Robert over at his official website.
I want to encourage hope for this area, that means we need to put our money (your money from taxes) to work.
We should boost job creation in green and other new technologies, after all we cannot survive by simply selling coffees to each other, we need real jobs and particularly apprenticeships.
The benefits system is a safety net for all of us, we would reverse cuts to Universal Credit & reinstate housing benefits for 18 to 21 year olds and protect the ‘triple lock’ on state pensions
We need to give parents and young people chances by investing in education, we plan a £7bn boost in education spending; giving to schools, not stealing funding and even school lunches. In fact we would extend free school meals to all primary school pupils Also, throughout life we must give opportunities for retraining and learning new skills.
I want to help the NHS and social care services. The Lib Dems are openly saying that will cost money, an extra £6 billion funding for the NHS, raised by increasing income tax 1p.
On Brexit, particularly if you voted Leave, you should have the right to decide if the final deal does what you want.