CONSERVATIVE parliamentary candidate Robin Walker has vowed to ‘continue keeping his promises’ and will support more money for schools and tax cuts for the lower paid.

Mr Walker, who is seeking to be re-elected to represent Worcester in Parliament for a fourth time in nine years, has said he has “fought hard” for more money for the city’s NHS and wants to see more investment in education and social care.

Mr Walker said: “Over the last nine years in which I’ve represented this wonderful city in Parliament we have seen our economy recover, thousands of new jobs, rising wages and more apprenticeships.

“I’ve fought hard for extra investment in our local NHS such as the new radiotherapy unit and the extra beds and wards I helped to open earlier this year and I led the cross party campaign in Westminster to get fairer funding for our schools.

“I support a higher living wage, help for businesses with rates, affordable homes and regeneration and investment across our city.”

“I’m a proud one nation Conservative and happy to fight on a manifesto which promises more investment in education, health and social care and focuses tax cuts on those who are lower paid.

Mr Walker was first elected to represent in Worcester in 2010 having defeated long-standing Labour MP Mike Foster. He was re-elected in 2015 and 2017 with majorities of 5,646 and 2,490.

Mr Walker said with the majority of Worcester voting to leave the EU, he respects the vote and will make sure the country does leave.

He said: “I have consistently voted to deliver on the referendum result with a deal and if re-elected I will ensure we get this done.

“I’ve campaigned on key local transport priorities, helping to secure the biggest investment in our roads for decades with the dualling of the Southern Link Road and I’ve also campaigned to protect vital green spaces and legislate for net zero.

“I want to support a strong global United Kingdom with strong defence and a successful economy.”