Candidate for Wrexham
Rob Walsh works as a lecturer at Coleg Cambria on Wrexham's Yale site. He has been actively involved in politics since 2008 when he was elected unopposed on to Llay Community Council. Rob represented the Llay Park ward on Llay Community Council until 2012. He stood down from this role to stand for Wrexham County Borough Council in the Gwersyllt East and South ward at the 2012 local elections. Rob came within 76 votes of winning the seat, the best performance by a Liberal Democrat candidate in what is a traditionally safe Labour ward.
Rob was one of the key organisers behind the Save Hayward's Field campaign that saw Wrexham Council defer a decision to build houses on a local green space in Llay. He has also been a vocal opponent of issues such car parking charges at Wrexham's country parks, through his role as Vice-Chair of the environmental group Friends of Alyn Waters.
Rob is a governor at Darland High School, where he was a former pupil and is Chair of the school’s finance committee. He was also a member of the National Eisteddfod fundraising committee in preparation for Wrexham's staging of the event in 2011.
In November 2012, Rob was elected as Chair of the Wrexham Liberal Democrats, a position he still holds.
Rob wants to be Wrexham’s next MP to raise the important issues affecting its residents that elected representatives from other parties appear to be ignoring, and is very much looking forward to the forthcoming election contest. He says, “For me, this election is about representing the people of Wrexham. The people of Wrexham deserve a full-time MP who will fight for them and for the things that matter to them. That is what I will do if they vote for me to be their new MP.
“I am proud that in government, the Liberal Democrats have proven our commitment to making Wales fairer by cutting Income Tax by £800 for low and middle income earners. However, there is more to do: a future Liberal Democrats government will cut taxes by a further £400 so that people earning the minimum wage will not pay a single penny of Income Tax.
“If elected, I will work closely with local AM Aled Roberts to represent everyone in the constituency.”