Rob Furber selected as Labour’s candidate in 7th December Sawbridgeworth by-election
Rob Furber has been chosen to represent the Labour Party at the upcoming by-election for the vacancy on Sawbridgeworth Town Council caused by the resignation of Conservative councillor Fred Parr earlier this year. Rob was selected at an all-members meeting of the Bishop’s Stortford and Sawbridgeworth Branch Labour Party.
Originally from Wales, Rob moved to Sawbridgeworth in 1986. He has been a member of the Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club for 37 years, playing his 500th game for them in 2003 and continuing until 2008, scoring the ‘oldest’ 1st team century at the age of 53. He subsequently umpired ECB Premiere Club league cricket in Hertfordshire. He has served on the board of trustees for a number of organisations including Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra since 2009 where he fulfils the role of ‘business manager’, negotiating anything outside of the ‘artistic/music repertoire scope.’
Rob has been a volunteer helper at the Homeless Night Shelter of Holy Trinity in Bishop’s Stortford since it opened. For 10 years, Rob hosted breakfast programme on Harlow Hospital Radio serving the staff and patients of Princess Alexandra. More recently he has joined the Management Committee of Bullfields Youth Facility at the invitation of the Town Mayor. Throughout his life has been active within his church community.
Rob said, “I have been contributing to Sawbridgeworth life since my wife Jill and I moved here in 1986 and this by-election gives me the opportunity to use my technical, business and organisational skills for the whole community. As a town councillor I will work hard for you, ensuring that your voice is heard on the council, keeping you up to date, and holding regular surgeries with my Labour colleagues.”