PENZANCE town councillor Rob Simmons has been selected to stand as a Mebyon Kernow – the Party for Cornwall candidate to contest the St Ives constituency at the next election.
Rob lives in Penzance with his wife Kristin, and their two daughters.
He was born and grew up in west Cornwall, later attending university in Aberystwyth where he gained a degree in international politics.
He was elected to Penzance Town Council in May 2013, and is vice-chairman of the general purposes committee.
He has also volunteered with the Cornwall Search and Rescue Team for the past two years.
A member of Mebyon Kernow for three years, he is MK's social media officer and also sits on MK's ruling national executive.
Rob, an active blogger at robscornishblog.blogspot.co.uk said: "The coalition parties – traditionally the strongest political parties in Cornwall – are at a low ebb, following a succession of unpopular government ideas such as austerity, the pasty tax and Devonwall.
"This is a great opportunity for Mebyon Kernow to get our policies on the agenda and take the fight for a better deal for Cornwall to the corridors of power.
"I am relishing the challenge of this election campaign and I look forward to rocking the boat and giving the establishment parties a good run for their money."