#SupportourToryMPs — Brilliant Buckland
Robert James Buckland QC is a British barrister and Conservative Party politician. He is the Solicitor General for England and Wales as well as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Swindon South, having won the seat from the Labour Party at the 2010 general election.
Today Buckland’s representation and dedication towards his Swindon Constituents has made him become one of the most loved MPs within Westminster. There isn’t a Constituency or community event that goes by without MP Buckland’s support and attendance.
He has managed to handsomely hold on to his seat since 2010 as he has for the first time in many years been able to provide the type of leadership that Swindon needs.
One thing that is evident with Buckland’s leadership is the presence of a sustainable vision for every single constituent, from youth to the elderly , from academics to the promotion of sports.
What has been really inspirational about Robert Buckland is the humble modus operandi he has. No concern, no constituent and no issue is ever to trivial for him to lend a helping hand.
As Member of Parliament for Swindon South he has been committed to increasing the standard of living for his Constituents. He has managed this feat by working towards securing better infastructure, educational opportunities as well as life upliftment programmes.
As an MP one can clearly say that Robert Buckland is determined to ensure that all residents of Swindon can maximise their potential and achieve their dreams by providing the representation and compassionate leadership that is needed.
Robert Buckland was born in Llanelli in 1968, and was educated at Old Road County Primary School and St Michael’s School in the town and at Hatfield College, Durham, where he became Secretary of the Junior Common Room and President of the Durham Union Society. He graduated in Law in 1990 and was called to the Bar at Inner Temple in 1991.
He was a member of Dyfed County Council from 1993 to 1996, having won his Elli Ward seat from Labour with a majority of just 3 votes. It was reported that he was the first Conservative "in living memory" to have been elected in the Llanelli area.
In 1994, Buckland stood for the safe Labour European Parliament seat of South Wales West. Buckland stood for the Conservatives in the by-election for the Welsh constituency of Islwyn caused by the appointment of Neil Kinnock as European Commissioner.
The by-election was held at a time of unpopularity for the Major government, and was won by the Labour candidate, Don Touhig. Buckland polled only 3.9%. He also stood for Preseli Pembrokeshire at the 1997 general election and was on the Conservative list of candidates for Wales at the 1999 European elections.
Buckland practised as a barrister from 1992 to 2010, specialising in criminal law. In 2009, he was appointed as a Recorder, sitting a part-time Judge in the Crown Court. He became a Queen’s Counsel in 2014 and a Master of the Bench at Inner Temple.