Prior to becoming an MP, Bob was a prominent member of local government, leading the Conservative group at Brent Council and sitting on the London Assembly. Bob was elected into Parliament in 2010, representing the constituency of Harrow East. Since joining Parliament he has had a strong focus on the housing and homelessness sector, being a longstanding member of the LUHC Select Committee, chairing the APPG for Building Communities and the APPG for Ending Homelessness. In 2010, he brought about the Homelessness Reduction Act through his Private Members Bill, seeking to ensure local authorities had a duty to help prevent everyone from becoming homeless. He has since been chosen again in the Private Members Bill ballot, putting forward the Supported Housing (Regulatory Oversight) Bill just this year. This bill focuses on ensuring that exempt accommodation does not take tenants for granted and provides an appropriate level of care for its vulnerable users.