I am now an Independent councillor on Broxtowe Borough Council, in Nottingham. I first became a Labour Councillor back in 1991 and hugely enjoy my work. I was last re-elected to my ward in Kimberley on Friday 3 May 2019 – finishing top of the poll.
I first stood as a Labour Parliamentary Candidate in 2005 and am looking forward to fulfilling my dream of becoming a Member of Parliament. I am passionate about politics, people, communities, and social justice.
From November 2011 to 9 October 2012 I worked as an Organiser for UNISON.
From 15 October 2012 until 31 January 2020 I worked as Senior Parliamentary Assistant to Gavin Shuker MP for Luton South.
Between February 2020 and January 2021 I worked for Lee Anderson – MP for Ashfield.
From 10 February 2021 until 12 May 2022 I worked for AgeUK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire as a Benefits Advisor.
From 16 May 2022 I am working as a Government Relations Consultant for Public Affairs Company in Leeds: https://publicaffairsco.com/about-us/the-team/
My previous roles also include working as Regional Organiser for the Yes to Fairer Votes Campaign, Regional Organiser for Ed Miliband’s Labour Leadership Campaign, and as Constituency Office Manager for several Labour MPs, apart from a lengthy spell in the Civil Service.
You can find out more about me and read some of my articles on topical issues, both local and national by clicking on the appropriate link on the left of my website.
Feedback is always welcome. Whether you are a constituent wanting help with casework or an individual matter, or wanting to contact me for some other reason, just go to the “contact me” page for details.
Here is a quick link to a major piece of work I am leading: https://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2015/02/tram-extension-line-4-phase-iii-to-kimberley-eastwood-into-amber-valley/