Robin has championed the cause of fairer funding in education, leading the cross party f40 campaign, which in 2014 secured £350 million extra for lower funded areas. He has also led campaigns for local hospices and to support the free debt advice sector.
Robin was elected to the Business Innovation and Skills Committee in 2012 where he focuses on skills, apprenticeships, SME policy and business rates reform to improve opportunities for young people and businesses. He has supported cross party campaigns on fuel duty, prevention of metal theft, better regulation of payday lenders and financial education for young people.
Robin served on the Welsh Affairs Select Committee between 2011 and 2012, and is an officer of a number of All Party Parliamentary Groups including Regeneration through Innovation, China and Trade out of Poverty. In 2013 he was appointed PPS to the Minister of State for Northern Ireland.