Andrew Miller (politician)

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Andrew Miller
MP
Member of Parliament
for Ellesmere Port and Neston
Incumbent
Assumed office
9 April 1992
Preceded by Mike Woodcock
Majority 4,331 (9.8%)
Personal details
Born (1949-03-23) 23 March 1949 (age 65)
Isleworth, Middlesex, England
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Fran Miller[1]
Alma mater University of Portsmouth

Andrew Peter Miller (born 23 March 1949) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellesmere Port and Neston since 1992.

Early life[edit]

Born in Isleworth, Middlesex, Miller was educated in Malta before attending the Hayling Island Secondary School (now known as The Hayling College) on Church Road, Hampshire and the Highbury Technical College (now known as Highbury College) on Dovercourt Road in Portsmouth. He went on to study at the London School of Economics where he was awarded a diploma in industrial relations in 1977. He worked initially as a laboratory technician at the Department of Geology at Portsmouth Polytechnic from 1967 and from 1977 an official of the MSF trade union.

Parliamentary career[edit]

Andrew Miller was first elected to the House of Commons at the 1992 general election when he won Ellesmere Port and Neston for Labour from the Conservatives. The sitting MP, Mike Woodcock retiring that year. In Parliament, Miller has served on numerous select committees and served for four years from 2001 to the ministers at the Department of Trade and Industry.

In 2010 Miller was confirmed as the first Chair of the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee to be elected by all members of the House. In 2005 he was confirmed as chairman of the House of Commons Regulatory Reform Committee. In 1997 he championed the case of Louise Woodward, a nanny convicted of manslaughter in Newton, Massachusetts.

In December 2007, Miller introduced a Private Member's Bill, based on the Agency Workers Directive and known officially as the Temporary and Agency Workers (Equal Treatment) Bill 2008 to give temporary and agency workers the same rights as direct workers.[1]

He announced on 10 December 2013 that he would not stand at the next general election.[2]

Personal life[edit]

His wife is referred to as Fran on his official website, they have two sons and a daughter together.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Mike Woodcock
Member of Parliament for Ellesmere Port and Neston
1992–present
Incumbent