Andrew Robathan


Andrew Robathan was elected MP for South Leicestershire in May 2010 with a majority of 15,524.

Andrew was born in 1951. He was educated at Merchant Taylors School, Northwood and Oriel College, Oxford. He and his wife Rachael have one son and one daughter.

He served in the Coldstream Guards and SAS from 1974 to 1989 before leaving to pursue a career in politics. He served throughout the world and attended the Army Staff College, Camberley. He volunteered to rejoin the Army, January – April 1991, and served as Chief of Staff of the Prisoner of War Guard Force in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait.

Prior to the 1992 Election, he was employed by BP Oil UK.

Andrew Robathan’s Experience

Andrew was elected to Hammersmith and Fulham Council in May 1990, defeating the Labour Mayor in Eel Brook Ward and resigning in 1992 to fight the General Election. He was co-author of the pamphlet Bearing the Standard in 1991.

He has been Member of Parliament for Blaby since April 1992. He was a PPS at the Department of National Heritage from 1995 to 1997. He was on the International Development Committee from 1997 to 2002. From 2002 to 2005 he was a Shadow Minister for Trade and Industry, International Development and finally Defence. He was appointed Deputy Opposition Chief Whip in December 2005.

He is a former Chairman, currently Vice-Chairman of the All Party Cycling Group and Vice-Chairman of the All Party Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group.

Constituency: South Leicestershire

Constituency Address: Blaby Conservative Association, 51 Main Road, Boughton Astley, Leicestershire, LE9 6RE

Constituency Tel: 01455 283594

Date of Birth: 17 July 1951


Party: Conservative