Andrew is the Member of Parliament for Northampton South (2017 to present). He is the Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Independent Education and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Home Office.
Andrew was a Member of the European Parliament from 2014-17, Deputy Chairman of the Local Government Association from 2011-14 (Vice-President, 2014 to present) and Leader of Derbyshire County Council from 2009-13.
He was awarded the MBE for services to local government in 2014. Andrew has served as a UNESCO World Heritage Site Chairman, Chairman of a Health and Wellbeing Board and Deputy Chairman of a Tourist Board.
Andrew served as a University Governor for nine years and chaired the annual conference of European independent schools in Brussels.
Andrew was educated at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Ashbourne, Derbyshire (a state boarding school at the time) and studied History at Newcastle and Cambridge universities. He is married with a young son.