Rob Light interview: 30 years of ups and downs from local politics in Kirklees



Conservative Rob Light stepped down from Kirklees Council earlier this month after 30 years in local politics. He spoke to Local Democracy Reporter Tony Earnshaw about a career which has featured triumphs and failures.
A farmer’s son from the West Yorkshire village of Birkenshaw, Robert Light can trace his political “eureka” moment back to Margaret Thatcher’s response to the Argentinian invasion of the Falkland Islands in 1982. He was 18.
“That was the trigger – that principle of standing up for the islands against all odds,” he recalls. “There was no political history in my family,... read more

 
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