Andrew Lewer

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Andrew Lewer
MBE MP
Official portrait of Andrew Lewer crop 2.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Northampton South
Assumed office
8 June 2017
Preceded by David Mackintosh
Majority 1,159 (2.8%)
Member of the European Parliament
In office
1 July 2014 – 8 June 2017
Constituency East Midlands
Personal details
Political party Conservative
Website www.andrewlewer.com

Andrew Iain Lewer[1] MBE (born 18 July 1971 in Burnley, Lancashire[2]) is a British Conservative Party politician. Elected as the Member of Parliament for Northampton South in the 2017 general election, he previously served as Member of the European Parliament for the East Midlands since 2014.[3]

Early career[edit]

Lewer attended Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School in Ashbourne before going studying history at Newcastle University then Downing College, Cambridge.[citation needed] He was elected to Derbyshire Dales District Council for the Ashbourne South ward in 2003 and then to Derbyshire County Council for the Ashbourne division in 2005. He became Group Leader in 2007.[citation needed]

In 2009 the Conservatives took control of Derbyshire County Council, for the first time in 28 years, making Lewer the youngest county council leader at the time.[citation needed] He was chairman of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site committee, the founding Chairman of the Health and Wellbeing Board and a founding director of the Local Enterprise Partnership for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire - D2N2.[citation needed] In the 2013 elections Labour regained control of Derbyshire County Council.[4] He was awarded an MBE for services to local government.[5]

Member of the European Parliament[edit]

Lewer was elected to the European Parliament representing the East Midlands in 2014.

Lewer was appointed to the Regional Development Committee and the Culture Committee as spokesperson for the European Conservative and Reformists Group in 2014.[6]

Member of Parliament[edit]

Lewer was elected Member of Parliament for Northampton South in the 2017 general election, succeeding retiring Conservative MP David Mackintosh.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 61961". The London Gazette. 19 June 2017. p. 11784. 
  2. ^ "European Parliament MEPs: Andrew Lewer". European Parliament. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "vote 2014 - East Midlands". BBC. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Derbyshire election 2013: Labour wins back control". BBC News. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "Ashbourne". www.ashbournenewstelegraph.co.uk. 
  6. ^ http://conservativeeurope.com/publications/Westminster%20Guide%203_Layout%2018.pdf
  7. ^ "Election results 2017: Northamptonshire remains a sea of blue". BBC News. Retrieved 1 July 2017. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
David Mackintosh
Member of Parliament
for Northampton South

2017–present
Incumbent
Civic offices
Preceded by
John Williams
Leader of Derbyshire County Council
June 2009 – May 2013
Succeeded by
Anne Western