While he was brought up down the road in North London, his relative owned John Walton Clothes Shop that was in Harlow Town Centre for many years and opened by Arthur Askey in the 1950s.
Living in Harlow and like so many local residents Rob loves football and goes to Harlow Town F.C. occasionally, although he is a staunch Chelsea supporter. He is proud that it was Harlow boy Glen Hoddle that not only did so much for Spurs but was the man who began to turn Chelsea into a top club. Rob also loves watches and has a huge collection. He is a regular at the Eversden family watch shop in the Harvey Centre!
Rob is a huge curry fan – the constituency has plenty of great curry houses. He reads loads of books and adores the countryside.
Rob enjoys travel too. He was privileged to go to Rwanda to teach English on a special project called Umubano (fellowship) – a moving and wonderful experience.