Bob Webb is originally from a village near Preston but moved to York to study Physics and Astrophysics at the University of York in 2005. Bob followed his passion of getting people engaged in Science, studied for a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and became a secondary Science teacher in the City.
Bob is the secretary and trustee at Tang Hall Community Centre and supports lots of organisations and individuals in Heworth, Tang Hall, Bell Farm and the Dodsworth Avenue Area of the ward. During his time in the public sector Bob has not only been a full-time teacher but also a school union representative, a local officer and Regional Chair of the National Education Union. He chose this route as an activist due to the damages he saw happening to childrens’ education and learning caused by the Conservative government’s policy of narrowing students’ chances and privatising the sector. As part of this role Bob has organised several conferences here in York on the themes of keeping a broad and balanced curriculum that have drawn in support from the public, academics and across the political spectrum.
Bob was first elected to the City of York council in 2019 and as a councillor has enjoyed his time fighting for the rights of local people, supporting them with the issues they face and doing all he can to improve the local area. As well as this he has also been Labour’s Spokesperson for Children and Young People and worked tirelessly to improve the lot of children and families in York.’