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Rob Speht

Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Spokesperson for Swansea West

Rob Speht is the Welsh Liberal Democrat Prospective Assembly Candidate for Swansea West. He lives in Blackpill,, Swansea. Telephone: 07971 635290. E-mail: rob.speht@swansea.gov.uk.

Rob Speht

Born in 1972 in Yorkshire, Rob moved to Swansea in 1991 to study at the University, and has lived there ever since. He started studying a Bachelor degree in Physics but soon found that his passion lay with engineering, especially with Renewable Energy sources such as wind power, solar power, hydro etc. He studied a degree in Mechanical Engineering with German and spent a year in Mannheim in 1996, where he learned to speak German.

In 1997 he moved to Loughborough University to Study an MSc in Renewable Energy Systems where he specialised in Wind Power and Water Power.

Since 1998 Rob has worked in the Renewable Energy sector, mostly in Wind Power. He has lived in a number of areas of Swansea over the last two decades. He presently lives in Blackpill.

He joined the Swansea & Gower Liberal Democrats in 1991 as a student member and has been interested in politics ever since. He stood as a candidate for the Lib Dems for the County Council Elections in 1995 for Castle Ward and again in 1999 for Landore Ward. He stood in the 2001 By-election in Swansea East and the 2001 & 2005 General Elections for the Swansea East seat. In 2004 and in 2008 Rob was elected as County Councillor for the Landore Ward. Rob is the Swansea West candidate for the Assembly elections in May 2011.

As a long-standing resident of Swansea, he has a very good understanding of local issues and problems - areas that need promoting and sorting out both locally and at a national level. He is also very aware of the potential that Swansea has to develop in terms of community and economy.

Rob is passionate about serving the local community and promoting sustainability and is known locally for his campaign to bring trams back to Swansea.

Visit his website at http://www.robspeht.net/