Minister of State

Robin Walker MP

Biography

Robin Walker was appointed Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office on 13 February 2020.

He was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Northern Ireland Office from 16 December 2019 to 13 February 2020. He was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Scotland Office and the Northern Ireland Office from July to December 2019.

He was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union from July 2016 to July 2019. He was elected as the Conservative MP for Worcester in May 2010.

 Education

Robin was educated at St Paul’s School in London and went on to study Ancient and Modern History at Balliol College, Oxford.

 Career

Robin set up his own internet business on leaving university and worked in financial services recruitment before joining Finsbury Group in Financial Communications in 2003. He worked in, and subsequently led the Industrials team at Finsbury, becoming Partner in 2009.

He was elected Member of Parliament for Worcester in May 2010. From May 2015 until he joined government, he served on the Administration Select Committee and chaired the All-Party Parliamentary Group for credit unions.

In the last parliament, he served on the Welsh Affairs Select Committee and the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee. He was also an officer of a number All-Party Parliamentary Groups, including Regeneration through Innovation, China, and Trade out of Poverty.

Robin has served as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Northern Ireland, the Secretary of State for DEFRA, and to the Secretary of State for Education.

 Personal life

Robin is married and enjoys walking, reading and travel. He is a keen supporter of the Worcester Warriors and the Worcestershire County Cricket Club.

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