Stuart Anderson is the Conservative MP for Wolverhampton South West, having first been elected to Parliament in 2019 with a majority of 1,661 over the Labour Party. This seat is generally regarded as the most affluent of the three Wolverhampton constituencies and was once represented in Parliament by Enoch Powell.
Born in 1976, Stuart Anderson joined the army straight out of School and undertook operational tours in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Kosovo. He was shot in the foot at the age of 17 during his early years in the army. Having initially been told he was unlikely to walk again unaided, Anderson recovered. A keen runner, he later ran 79 miles in under 24 hours across every mountain in South Wales as part of a charity fund raising exercise.
Anderson completed eight years in the Royal Green Jackets (now the Rifles), before leaving the army at the age of 25. At Westminster he is now a member of the Defence Select Committee and a member of the UK delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. He is Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Veterans, and on the Armed Forces Covenant.
After leaving the military, Anderson worked in close protection for high profile clients in the UK, Africa and the Middle East. This was said to include a stint as a bodyguard for the former Prime Minister of Qatar. He founded his own company called Anubis Associates, which provided close protection courses, before being elected to Parliament.
Anderson was previously elected to Herefordshire County Council. He is married with five children.
Website – http://www.stuartanderson.org.uk/
Twitter – @Stuart4WolvesSW