Bob Blackman is the MP for Harrow East. Before being elected in 2010, he was employed by BT in various sales and management positions and a sales tutor at the BT Training College. Bob was Regulatory Compliance Manager for BT for the last 12 years. Prior to joining BT, Bob was employed in a variety of sales assignment for Unisys.
Bob was the Greater London Assemblyman for Brent & Harrow between 2004 and 2008. Bob served as the Conservative Group Whip on the GLA and also on the London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority. Bob has been Councillor for the Preston Ward in Brent for the last 23 years and he has been Leader of Brent Conservatives since 1990. Bob served as Leader of Brent Council from 1991-6. Bob had run for Parliament before. In 1992 he contested Brent South and in 1997, most recently, Bob fought Brent North.
Bob is married to Nicola Blackman and lives in Wembley where he has resided for most of his life. Bob is a keen football fan almost from being able to walk. He passionately supports Tottenham Hotspur and has a season ticket for home and away games. Prior to going into local politics, Bob was also a keen cricketer.Bob was President of Liverpool University Students Union and Head Boy at Preston Manor High School, where he now serves as a School Governor.
Bob is an avid reader of thrillers, crime and mysteries. Bob is also a keen follower of rock music with an extensive collection over the last 40 years.Bob is a keen Bridge and chess player in his spare time and enjoys food of all varieties, especially curry.