Andrew is High Peak born and bred. He was born in 1962 in Buxton, and has lived in the High Peak all his life. He lives in Chapel-en-le-Frith in the heart of the constituency.
He has worked in industry for most of his life, supplying engineering equipment to companies across the High Peak and the North West area. He is a keen follower of most sports, particularly cricket and football, and has been a follower of Buxton F.C. since he was a boy - preferring the local aspect of non league football over the glitzy image of the Premiership.
Andrew has been active in politics for many years. He was first elected to High Peak Borough Council in 1999, taking an active interest in many areas of the Council's responsibilities. When the control of the Council changed in 2003, Andrew became the Chairman of the Social Inclusion & Community Select Committee. He was also the Chairman of the Development Plan Select Committee and sat on many sub committees looking at specific areas such as youth provision and housing in the High Peak.
In May 2010, Andrew was elected as the Member of Parliament for the High Peak by a majority of 4,677. At the General Election in 2015, Andrew was re-elected with an increased majority of 4,894.
In the years since first being elected, Andrew has consistently put the High Peak first, and has campaigned hard on local issues important to residents, such as rural broadband, a solution to the traffic problems in Glossopdale, and the proposed closure of the Spencer Ward at the Cavendish Hospital.
Andrew is once again standing as the Conservative Candidate in the 2017 General Election on 8 June.