Robin Walker was elected MP for Worcester in 2010 after campaigning for nearly four years as the Conservative Candidate in the seat. He achieved a 6.4 per cent swing from Labour and won the seat with a majority of 2,982. Robin has committed to putting his constituency first in his Westminster career and said in his maiden speech that he wants to be "Worcester’s man in Westminster"
Born in 1978, he grew up in Worcestershire, and has been involved in local politics from an early age as his father Peter served the City as its MP from 1961 to 1992.
In Parliament he has championed the cause of fairer funding in education, spoken up for local hospices and works with the Business Innovation and Skills team to improve opportunities for young people and businesses. He has campaigned for lower fuel duties, prevention of metal theft and better financial education for young people. He has served on the Welsh Affairs Select Committee and is an officer of a number of All Party Parliamentary Groups including Regeneration through Innovation, Trade out of Poverty and Education Governance.
After gaining a scholarship in Ancient and Modern History from Balliol College, Oxford, he set up his own business on leaving university. From 2003 to 2010 he pursued a successful career in business, working his way up from executive to partner at Finsbury Group where he advised the Chief Executives and Finance Directors of some of the country's leading industrial companies on their communications with the press and the financial community. In this capacity he advised on the defence of Pilkington plc, a number of major listings on the London Stock Exchange and the successful defence of Rio Tinto from a takeover by BHP Billiton, one of the largest hostile transactions in history.
Prior to his campaign in Worcester Robin worked in three elections, supporting Worcester man and then Secretary of State for Health, Stephen Dorrell in 1997, Richard Adams, the Conservative Candidate for Worcester in 2001 and working as press officer for Oliver Letwin, then Shadow Chancellor, in 2005.
Robin is a regular supporter of both the Worcester Warriors and the Worcestershire County Cricket Club. He is married to Charlotte and when they have time they enjoy walking, reading and travel.