Andrew Lansley

Member of Parliament for South Cambridgeshire

Leader of the House of Commons

Tel: 01954 212707 / Fax: 01954 211625 / 153 St Neots Road, Hardwick, Cambridge CB23 7QJ Web: www.andrewlansley.co.uk

Andrew Lansley has been MP for South Cambridgeshire since 1997 and between 2010 and September 2012 was Secretary of State for Health. He has visited hospitals and GPs across the country, listening to clinicians and NHS professionals, which has helped shape the Conservative Party's and now the Coalition Government's Health policies, offering the prospect of real and positive change for our NHS.

Andrew is well respected across healthcare for his extensive knowledge of the NHS and health services. Coming from a public service family, his father worked for the NHS for nearly 30 years from 1948 until he retired, running the pathology lab at East Ham Memorial Hospital. His eldest brother trained as a teacher and his middle brother has been a policeman for 30 years.

Andrew previously served as a member of the Health Select Committee and the Trade and Industry Select Committee and is currently the Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Stroke.

His special interests include health policy; trade and industry; and local government.

POSITIONS HELD:

  • Leader of the House of Commons, September 2012 -
  • MP for South Cambridgeshire, May 1997 –
  • Secretary of State for Health, May 2010 - September 2012
  • Shadow Secretary State for Health, November, 2003 – May 2010
  • Vice-President of the Local Government Association, 1996 -
  • Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office and Policy Review, June 1999 – September 2001
  • Vice Chairman of the Party responsible for Policy Renewal, May 1998
  • Director of the Conservative Research Department, 1990-1995
  • Deputy Director-General of the British Chambers of Commerce, 1987-1990
  • Principal Private Secretary (Head of Private Office) to the Rt. Hon. Norman Tebbit MP, 1984 – 1987

PROUDEST POLITICAL ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Transforming the public's view of the Conservative Party's support for the NHS.
  • The Conservative Campaign for the 1992 General Election Campaign, for which he was awarded a CBE

INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF POLITICS:

  • Spending time with family
  • History
  • Films
  • Travel
  • Member of the Church of England

FAMILY LIFE:

  • Married to Sally née Low (first marriage dissolved)
  • Daughters: Katherine, Sarah, Eleanor & Martha
  • Son: Charles

Andrew Lansley We're delivering on the NHS

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The Secretary of State for Health outlines the changes we're making to give patients more power, tackle hospital infections, cut bureaucracy and increase investment in the NHS.