Andrew Bridgen was re-elected as Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire on May 7th 2015 with 25505 votes, taking 49.8% of the vote.
Andrew was born in 1964 in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire. He attended Netherseal Junior School and later The Pingle School at Swadlincote where he gained 11 O-Levels and 4 A-Levels. He went on to study genetics and behaviour at Nottingham University, graduating with a degree in Biological Sciences.
After graduation, Andrew trained as an officer in the Royal Marines. He returned home at 23 to help with the family market gardening business.
Alongside brother Paul, he decided to diversify the business into producing pre-washed potatoes. They formed AB Produce in 1988. The company is now located in Measham and produces pre-prepared potatoes and vegetables. They employ 230 members of staff.
Andrew is a former 'Young Executive of the Year UK' and 'Young Director of the Year (Midlands) Medium sized business'.
Andrew is married to Jacqueline, and they have two young sons, Alexander and Benjamin.
North West Leicestershire
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Date of Birth
Andrew Bridgen MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
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