Roy Horobin is the Liberal Democrat Candidate for Cleethorpes in the next General Election. He lives in the heart of Cleethorpes and is married with two grown up children. He is a teacher, and passionate about the area. He feels the Cleethorpes Constituency is a great place to live, but would be so much better with a Liberal Democrat MP driving progress for the people.
A key characteristic of Roy’s is his willingness to get involved with an issue, right from the start; rather than sitting back, waiting for something to happen, and then turning up for the photo op when the real job has been done. He advocated for the Renewables Industry from the beginning, while others sat on their hands; and he backed the Liberal Democrat, Ed Davey decision to start the industry in the area. Other politicians used to hold back on protecting the heritage of the area; but Roy was a crucial in the early campaigning to save the historic Grimsby dock; which now has conservation status, and is on the cusp of transformation.
Roy campaigned to save the historic villa, in St Peter’s Avenue Cleethorpes, which is now Costa Coffee. Roy believes in working with people. He did this with the campaign to save Cleethorpes Library. This campaign shows Roy’s commitment to good public services and education. Roy was crucial in drawing attention to the closure, by Network Rail, of the Suggitts Lane railway crossing. Roy broke the news and gathered the publicity, then worked with others. This shows Roy’s concern for fairness.
Currently, he is campaigning to stop the local council doubling the Council Tax of disabled people. He wants an effective approach to the County Lines drug problem to reduce crime dramatically.
This election, Roy’s key issues are: Brexit, the environment, the NHS and Crime.