Bob Neill, Member of Parliament for Bromley & Chislehurst, Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party for Local Government.
Bob Neill was born on 24th June 1952 and educated at Abbs Cross Grammar School, Hornchurch. He went on to study Law at the London School of Economics, which led to a successful career as a barrister specialising in criminal law.
Bob was elected as the Member of Parliament for Bromley & Chislehurst in June 2006, following the sudden death of The Rt. Hon. Eric Forth. Shortly after entering Parliament, Bob served on the Justice Select Committee and was appointed as the Shadow London Minister, joining the Shadow Communities & Local Government team. In 2008 he was made Shadow Local Government Minister and Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, and in January 2009 took over the shadow planning brief.
In May 2010, Bob was elected for a second term as MP for Bromley & Chislehurst. He served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government until September 2012, with responsibilities for the Fire Service, Thames Gateway, the Olympics, local government and planning. In September 2012, he was made Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party for Local Government.
Watch Bob’s #HousingElection interview to find out what he has to say about the Conservatives’ housing policy.