The Labour Party have selected local Councillor, Robin Moss, to be their candidate in next month’s General Election.
Robin lives in Radstock and currently represents the neighbouring ward of Westfield. He works in Keynsham, where, with a group of local people, he helped set up a Youth and Community Trust providing activities and services out of a redundant vicarage. He now manages that trust. He is active in the local community, chair of a partnership that is responsible for £1M of Lottery money and also independent chair of the local Special Needs board. He is leader of the B&NES Labour group, a member of the local Fostering panel and a Labour member of the Local Government Community Well-being board. His hobbies include travel, antiques/collectables and reading. His wife is a primary school teacher, their four grown up children have all left home, their two cats haven’t!
Robin comments: “Locally, this is a contest between a Conservative MP who wants to reduce our legal rights and protections, whether in work, as consumers or the environment we live in and myself, as a progressive candidate who believes that the law should be there for all of us, not just in the interests of the wealthy few.
“The reason this election has been called is that the Conservative Government’s Brexit discussions with the EU are spiralling out of their control, threatening the security and living standards of all of us. The Brexit vote was to Leave, but the British people must have a say in what the final settlement looks like.
“I am looking forward to debating with Mr Rees-Mogg over the next few weeks. Sometimes you hear people say that politicians are all the same. But not in North East Somerset!”
Robin will stand against current MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg for the Conservatives, Manda Rigby for the Liberal Democrats and Sally Calverley for the Green Party, for the North East Somerset seat.