Roy is delighted to represent the Cleethorpes Constituency , standing up for the people from Cleethorpes, Immingham, Barton and the villages in between. It is a great area, but has untapped potential. Roy lives in Cleethorpes, near the seafront.
A teacher by profession, he has spent 24 years in schools, 16 of those teaching in Cleethorpes. We have the jobs in the constituency but we face a potential skills gap. Roy understands how to help young people find their way into great opportunities: for those who want to tackle immigration this is the real way to do it, by skilling up our own. He also wants to see those who are over 21 helped into work, or in to better jobs, through training. He is pleased that the Liberal Democrat childcare, education and adult training policies target support to give everyone their best chance and is angry that Tory education policies are damaging our local schools.
Locally, he is very active in numerous campaigns, Roy has campaigned actively for such transport, education and leisure facilities. His most recent campaign has been the successful campaign to save Cleethorpes Library from possible closure; this vital resource still has professional librarians. Roy is now part of the campaign to keep the public toilets in Cleethorpes. Nationally, Roy is against austerity and wants to see a strong manufacturing policy for the United Kingdom. Roy has also been a strong advocate for the Renewables Industries – and it was the Liberal Democrats who brought offshore wind power to the Humber. Roy is keen to ensure that transport and housing developments across the constituency are green and sustainable. He is concerned that Brexit will destroy the environmental protection that comes from working with our European neighbours. Roy would be a strong voice speaking out against “Hard Brexit”.