Andrew Griffiths was elected as Conservative MP for Burton on May 7th 2015 with 24736 votes, taking 50.1% of the vote.
Andrew was born in Staffordshire, and was educated at his local secondary school. Upon leaving college, Andrew worked in the family engineering business in the West Midlands, manufacturing plant and equipment for the construction industry.
Andrew later joined a High Street banking and estate agency group, where he became a manager specialising in property and financial services.
In 1999, Andrew went to work for the West Midlands MEP team in the European Parliament in Brussels.
Andrew was appointed Adviser on farming, working for the European Agricultural Spokesman Neil Parish MEP.
Andrew helped establish the European inquiry into the foot and mouth outbreak.
In 2004, Andrew returned to Westminster to work for the Shadow Cabinet, as Chief of Staff to the Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP, where he worked on environment, transport and later family policy.
In 2006, Andrew moved to work for the Culture, Media and Sport team, working as Chief of Staff to Hugo Swire MP.
In 2007, Andrew worked on community cohesion and local government matters as Chief of Staff to Eric Pickles MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
In 2001, Andrew stood as the Parliamentary candidate in Dudley North.
He has been a School Governor, and worked with many local charities and community groups.
In 2004, Andrew stood as the Conservative candidate for the West Midlands in the European elections, and campaigned across Burton and Uttoxeter, as well as the rest of the West Midlands region. Andrew was the spokesman for farming and agriculture for the West Midlands team.
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