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Cllr Bob Charlesworth

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Bob Charlesworth

PPC for Ashfield & Eastwood

10 Garden Road
NG16 3FW

0779 242 8564 (mobile)

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Bob Charlesworth hails from Heanor, Derbyshire but now calls Eastwood, Nottinghamshire his home, where he lives with his wife, Hazel, and close to his grown up children. He studied at Nottingham Trent Polytechnic to gain his Technical Certificate in Electrical Engineering, and worked at Rolls Royce in a variety of technical roles from 1969 to 2010.

An active campaigner since the days of the SDP Alliance in 1989, Bob has previously stood for election to parliament for the Liberal Democrats on three occasions in Derby North. He was the first Liberal Democrat member of Eastwood Town Council in 1999 and is currently the second longest serving member. He is not afraid of rolling his sleeves up and getting on with a job and recently undertook a large proportion of the Town Council office renovation on a voluntary basis, helping save local people £200,000 in costs for this work, and creating a new community venue.

Bob held a seat on Broxtowe Borough Council between 2007 and 2015 and is very experienced in local government. He is a hard working local councillor and a proud Liberal Democrat, keen to spearhead the party's revival in Ashfield, building on their good work in Eastwood. His priorities include funding for local schools and preventing cuts to education, and campaigning for greater awareness for mental health funding and initiatives in the NHS.

He is also keen to represent the 20,179 people in Ashfield who voted to Remain in the European Union, and hundreds of others who did not vote to leave the Single Market, by opposing a disastrous Hard Brexit and the economic consequences this could have for Ashfield.

Bob is proud to be standing for the Liberal Democrats in Ashfield and Eastwood, the only party fighting to keep Britain open, tolerant, and united.