Andy Sawford

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Andy Sawford
Member of Parliament
for Corby
Assumed office
15 November 2012
Preceded by Louise Mensch
Majority 7,791 (21.8%)
Personal details
Born (1976-03-15) 15 March 1976 (age 39)
Desborough, Northamptonshire, England
Nationality British
Political party Labour Co-operative
Alma mater Durham University

Andrew Sawford (born 15 March 1976)[1] is a British Labour and Co-operative Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Corby since a 2012 by-election.[2]


After graduating in 1997 with a degree in history from Durham University he worked in Parliament for the then-Corby MP Phil Hope.[3] He was a councillor and Cabinet Member on Dartford Borough Council in Kent from 1999 to 2003 representing Littlebrook Ward.[4] Sawford also worked for the Local Government Association (LGA).[5]

From 2003 to 2007 he was director of Connect Public Affairs[6] advising local authorities and organisations such as the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) and the Association of Police Authorities (APA).[7] He was from 2008 to 2012 chief executive of the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU), a London-based thinktank and registered charity, prior to being selected by the Labour Party as their candidate for Corby.[8]

His father, Phil Sawford, was the Labour MP for Kettering from 1997 to 2005.[9]


  1. ^ "Local Information Unit Limited". Dellam Corporate Information. 23 July 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "By-elections: Labour takes Corby from Conservatives". BBC News. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Cotterill, Paul (6 August 2012). "As Louise Mensch resigns – Introducing Labour's candidate for Corby". Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Results of Bye Elections Held 6 May 1999". Dartford Borough Council. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Former public affairs consultancy director takes chief post at LGiU". The Information 5 March 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  6. ^ Tura, Jo (23 March 2012). "What the Budget did for LAs: Andy Sawford talks to Room151". Room 151. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Meet Andy Sawford from the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU)". 15 June 2009. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "LGiU's Andy Sawford selected as Labour candidate for next election". 10 October 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Like Father, Like Son: Andy Sawford big hit at Supper Club". 4 November 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Louise Mensch
Member of Parliament for Corby