|Member of Parliament
15 November 2012
|Preceded by||Louise Mensch|
15 March 1976 |
Desborough, Northamptonshire, England
|Political party||Labour Co-operative|
|Alma mater||Durham University|
After graduating in 1997 with a degree in history from Durham University he worked in Parliament for the then-Corby MP Phil Hope. He was a councillor and Cabinet Member on Dartford Borough Council in Kent from 1999 to 2003 representing Littlebrook Ward. Sawford also worked for the Local Government Association (LGA).
From 2003 to 2007 he was director of Connect Public Affairs advising local authorities and organisations such as the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) and the Association of Police Authorities (APA). 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.
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- Andy Sawford: Labour and Co-operative MP for Corby and East Northamptonshire
- Andy Sawford parliament.uk
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