Andy Wigmore

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Andy Wigmore
Born (1966-06-01) 1 June 1966 (age 53)
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England
CitizenshipBelize, United Kingdom
EducationSacred Heart College, Droitwich
TitleHonourable, Senior Justice of the Peace of Belize
Term2012–present
Political partyBrexit Party
Spouse(s)Cath Wigmore
Children2

Andrew Bruce Wigmore is a political activist, former diplomat, sportsman, and businessman. He is known for his work on the Leave.EU campaign during the UK's 2016 referendum on membership of the European Union, he is a prominent associate of Arron Banks and Nigel Farage.[1] He represented Belize in shooting at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Life[edit]

Andrew Wigmore was born on 1 June 1966 in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.[2] Wigmore is half-Belizean and half-British.[3] He holds dual citizenship of Belize and the United Kingdom. The former since 1998.[4] He attended the Sacred Heart College in Droitwich.

He has worked in communications mainly privately until 2016 when he was director of communications for Arron Banks' Leave.EU campaign.[1][5]

He also held a diplomatic role as a Trade & Investment Minister Council at the Belize High Commission in London, a Diplomatic position bound by the Vienna Convention. Following Wigmore's highly publicised meeting with then President-elect of the United States Donald Trump complaints arose regarding Wigmore forgoing his "duty not to interfere in the internal affairs [of another country]” as an accredited diplomat. Wigmore's role with the Belizean High commission ended on 23 January 2017.[6] In January 2018, Wigmore was stopped by police in the UK for driving without insurance, using illegal diplomatic number plates, and an expired diplomatic ID. Police seized the number plates and documents, but Wigmore was not prosecuted.[7]

Sport[edit]

Wigmore represented Belize at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in shooting. He competed in the men's trap event ranking 31st and 36th respectively on the first and second day of qualification. He failed to qualify any further.[2] He also attempted to represent Belize again at the Rio Olympics.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Wigmore is married and has two children.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Five key Brexiteers have paid a visit to the President-Elect in Trump Tower". The Independent. 14 November 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Andrew Wigmore". 2014 Commonwealth Games. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Londoner's Diary: Sugar coating for Belizeans' own Brexiteer". London Evening Standard. 18 August 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Meritorious Service Award: Andrew Wigmore" (PDF). Belizean Capital Weekly. 22 September 2013. p. 20. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Andrew Bruce WIGMORE - Personal Appointments (free information from Companies House)". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Leave crusader loses Belize envoy job after Johnson intervention". The Times. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  7. ^ Smith, Adam (26 January 2018). "Brexit campaign boss pulled over by police after 'posing as Belize diplomat'". Metro. Retrieved 24 April 2019.