Andrew Bridgen was elected in 2010 after spending 25 years running his successful family business, AB Produce, based in the constituency at Measham. Prior to this Andrew attended local state schools and Nottingham University. He has also trained as an officer in the Royal Marines. During his time in Parliament, Andrew has been a prolific speaker and has campaigned on a variety of local and national issues in Parliament. Locally Andrew has campaigned and secured grant funding to bring all of NW Leics District Council housing up to the Decent Homes Standards.
Andrew has also campaigned for better transport infrastructure which led to the duelling of the A453, a bypass for Kegworth and a relief road for Castle Donington. He is also campaigning for improvements to the A511 and a link road for Bardon as well as the reopening of the Ivanhoe Burton to Leicester railway line. He has also worked with business and community groups to bring down the rate of unemployment in the District, as well as holding jobs fairs. On a national level, Andrew led the No to AV and Vote Leave campaigns in the East Midlands, and has used his business experience to serve on the Regulatory Reform Committee as well as the Deregulation and the Enterprise Bill committee.
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