Bob Blackman is a founding member of the CFE and Conservative MP for Harrow East. He presently serves as Joint Secretary of the 1922 Committee within Parliament and as a Member of the Backbench Business Committee. After first being elected in 2010, he increased his majority at the 2015 General Election, receiving over 50% of the vote.
He has taken a lead a role in securing compensation for Equitable Life policyholders as Co-Chairman of the APPG, as well as championing the fight against smoking in his role as Chairman of the APPG for Action on Smoking and Health, and providing a platform for British Hindus to engage with Parliament as Chair of the APPG British Hindus. Bob is also the Chairman of the APPG for Azerbaijan and has often raised issues of importance to Eurasian countries in Parliament.