Anderson, Lee

Lee Anderson is‌ ‌the Conservative MP‌ ‌for Ashfield‌,‌ ‌having‌ ‌first‌ gained the seat for the Conservatives in 2019 with a majority of 5,733.

The Ashfield constituency is‌ ‌found‌ ‌to the west of the‌ ‌county‌ ‌of Nottinghamshire‌ ‌and‌ ‌covers‌ Sutton in Ashfield, Kirkby in Ashfield and Eastwood‌.  ‌It had previously been held by the Labour Party in every General Election since the mid 1950s.

Born‌ ‌in 1967‌, Lee was‌ ‌educated‌ ‌at‌ Nottingham technical college. Lee‌ previously worked‌ ‌as‌ a coal miner, and was involved in the 1984 miners strike.   He worked for the citizens advice bureau, and later served as office manager for the former Labour MP for Ashfield, Gloria De Piero.

Anderson joined the Conservative Party in 2018, in protest against the Labour party’s approach to Brexit and the party’s move to the left under Jeremy Corbyn. He formerly served as a Labour councillor in Ashfield, and later as a Conservative councillor in Mansfield.

Married with two children, he is Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Brazil.

Email – lee.anderson.mp@parliament.uk

Website‌ ‌–‌ ‌  www.leeanderson.org.uk

Twitter‌ ‌–‌ ‌ @ashfield_lee