Peter Roberts, LAB candidate profile

Labour's Peter Roberts is the youngest candidate standing for the North East Cambridgeshire seat.Aged 27, he lives at Little Downham with his partner, and works for the University of Cambridge after studying social and political science at Bath University, the LSE and finally Cambridge.

Labour's Peter Roberts is the youngest candidate standing for the North East Cambridgeshire seat.

Aged 27, he lives at Little Downham with his partner, and works for the University of Cambridge after studying social and political science at Bath University, the LSE and finally Cambridge.

Tony Blair once asked him at a Downing Street function what his interests were. Politics, responded Mr Roberts, whose ambitions include making the world a fairer place.

"This election marks the end of a three-year journey from when I was first selected as the local Labour Party candidate,' he said.


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'I hope that each candidate plays by the rules and we have a fair fight to win the right to represent the outstanding people of North East Cambridgeshire.

'Over the coming weeks I will be listing my pledges, but regardless of political intention, I hope that people use their vote as it remains the most privileged right of all."

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Mr Roberts lists his interests as running, swimming and collecting blisters campaigning. His favourite read is Great Expectations, while his pet hate is those who fail to see the contribution made by others.

'On election night when the count is over it will be someone's job to clean the tables, sweep the floor and put out our rubbish,' he said.

'The majority of these people feel that no-one sees them, the least any of us can do is be courteous to one another and always say thank you.'

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