Andrew is a true local MP. Having been born in the High Peak, been to the local comprehensive and lived all his life in the constituency, he has a thorough and exhaustive knowledge of the area he represents. Andrew spent much of his working life running a small family firm distributing engineering equipment across the High Peak and North West of England. He is a keen follower of most sports, particularly football and cricket, and he is also an enthusiastic cook.
As the Member of Parliament, Andrew has consistently stood up for the High Peak. He has campaigned tirelessly for a Mottram – Tintwistle bypass, as well as pushing for rural broadband, which he calls ‘the fourth utility’, a reflection of how vital he considers it. Andrew has also consistently raised money for local charities by hiking around the constituency, as well as organising a Celebrity Cricket match which raised £10,000.