Robert LarganMember of Parliament for High Peak
Robert Largan won the marginal High Peak seat back from Labour with a slim majority of 590. He is a self-described “independent moderate”, having claimed to prioritise his constituency “above party politics”. Raised in Manchester, Largan worked at ASDA to support his studies at the University of Manchester before moving to London to train as a chartered accountant and pursue a career in finance. He began his political career in London, serving as a councillor on Hammersmith and Fulham Council from 2014 to 2017 and working as an assistant to Greg Hands MP. In the 2017 general election he stood as the Conservative candidate for Bury South, but missed out by 4,922 votes. In 2020, he joined the transport committee. As a result of the pandemic, Largan launched an award scheme, rewarding local volunteers for their efforts. In October 2020, he presented one of these awards to landlords at the Surrey Arms in his constituency. Ironically, after voting against the extension of the Free School Meals scheme, Largan was barred for life from the pub. In November 2020, Largan was appointed vice chair of the re-established APPG for the events industry.
Official parliamentary photograph taken by Chris McAndrew, 2017, licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0