Andy King (politician)

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Andrew King
Member of Parliament
for Rugby and Kenilworth
In office
1 May 1997 – 5 May 2005
Preceded by Jim Pawsey
Succeeded by Jeremy Wright
Personal details
Born (1948-09-14) 14 September 1948 (age 66)
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Religion Roman Catholic

Andrew "Andy" King (14 September 1948) is a British Labour Party politician.

He was educated at Coatbridge Technical College and Hatfield Polytechnic, he worked as a postman and mechanic before becoming a social services manager. He was Member of Parliament for Rugby and Kenilworth until 2005, having first won the seat in the 1997 general election. King lost his parliamentary seat at the 2005 general election to the Conservative Party candidate, Jeremy Wright.[1]

For the 2010 election, Parliamentary constituency boundaries were redrawn, and Rugby became a seat in its own right. On 22 July 2007, King was selected by the Rugby Constituency Labour Party as their prospective parliamentary candidate for the 2010 general election, however King lost the new Rugby seat to Mark Pawsey, son of former MP James Pawsey, whom King had defeated in 1997.


  1. ^ Labour won Rugby in 2005,; accessed 25 February 2015.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Jim Pawsey
Member of Parliament for Rugby and Kenilworth
Succeeded by
Jeremy Wright