Andrew Lansley was re-elected MP for South Cambridgeshire in May 2010 with a majority of 7,838.
As Shadow Secretary of State for Health for over five years Andrew visited hospitals and GPs across the country, listening to clinicians and NHS professionals, which has helped shaped the Conservative Party's Health policies, offering the prospect of real and positive change for our NHS.
After the 2010 general election he became health secretary.
Coming from a public service family, his father worked for the NHS for nearly 30 years from 1948 until he retired, running the pathology lab at East Ham Memorial Hospital. His eldest brother trained as a teacher and his middle brother has been a policeman for 30 years.
Educated at Brentwood School, Essex and the University of Exeter, where he was President of the Guild for Students, Andrew then began his own career as a civil servant working at the Department of Trade & Industry.
Andrew lives in South Cambridgeshire with his wife Sally with their two children Martha and Charles. Andrew also has three daughters from his first marriage, Katherine, Sarah and Eleanor.
POSITIONS HELD: MP for South Cambridgeshire, May 1997 - Shadow Secretary State for Health, November, 2003 - Vice-President of the Local Government Association, 1996 - Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office and Policy Review, June 1999 - September 2001 Vice Chairman of the Party responsible for Policy Renewal, May 1998 Director of the Conservative Research Department, 1990-1995 Deputy Director-General of the British Chambers of Commerce, 1987-1990 Principal Private Secretary (Head of Private Office) to the Rt. Hon. Norman Tebbit MP, 1984 - 1987 PROUDEST POLITICAL ACHIEVEMENTS: Transforming the public's view of the Conservative Party's support for the NHS. The Conservative Campaign for the 1992 General Election Campaign, for which he was awarded a CBE INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF POLITICS: Spending time with family History Films Travel Member of the Church of England FAMILY LIFE: Married to Sally née Low (first marriage dissolved) Daughters: Katherine, Sarah, Eleanor & Martha Son: Charles
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Date of Birth
11 December 1956