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Robert's Weekly Column - 10th March 2019

The internet has many uses and can be a great learning resource, but for far too long, online companies have not done enough to protect users, especially children and young people.

Robert's Weekly Column - 27th March 2019

Over the past nine years as your MP for South Swindon, I have continued to be amazed by the lengths that some people go to in order to improve the lives of others in the local community and I am proud to represent a town where such a strong sense of community pride exists, so I was especially ple

Robert's Weekly Column - 20th March 2019

Amidst all the comment about Brexit, last week’s Spring Statement by the Chancellor underlined some encouraging news about our work to balance the books since 2010 and the years of neglect under Labour.

Robert's Weekly Column - Wednesday 6th March 2019

During my time as your MP, I have been proud to work closely alongside Swindon Carers Centre, so I was pleased to attend an event in Parliament on Monday as part of the ‘Young Carers in Schools’ Programme.

Robert's Weekly Column - Wednesday 20th February

Following the recent surprising and deeply disappointing news that Honda intends to close its vehicle manufacturing plant in the town, I took part in the First Task Force Meeting last Wednesday, along with North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson.

Robert's Weekly Article - 20 February 2019

Many of us here in Swindon will have relatives, friends or neighbours who work at Honda, or perhaps even work at the factory ourselves, so the news that the company will close its vehicle manufacturing plant in the town in 2021 is devastating and deeply disappointing in its timing.

Robert's Weekly Swindon Adver Column - 20th February 2019

Drug crime has been with us for a long time, but in recent years we have seen organised gangs run what have become known as “County Lines” reaching out from cities such as London and Liverpool into communities including ours.  The Government and I are working hard to tackle this problem, so I was

Robert's Weekly Column - Wednesday 30th January 2019

There was a wonderful atmosphere at Swindon’s Great Western Hospital on Friday as I joined hundreds of people from the local community to celebrate Brighter Futures hitting its £2.9 million fundraising target.