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Andrea Leadsom

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Andrea Leadsom

Conservative Member of Parliament for South Northamptonshire add

Category: Politics

Born in 1963.

Countries: United Kingdom (67%), (13%), England (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Theresa May, David Cameron, Member of parliament

Linked to: Conservative Party, University of Warwick, Barclays, Tonbridge Grammar School




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Andrea Leadsom was born in 1963 add something


Leadsom worked in the financial sector for BZW, Barclays Bank - where she was Financial Institutions Director from 1993 to 1997 - and was Managing Director of De Putron Fund Management between 1997 and 1999 add something


She married Ben Leadsom in 1993 and has two sons and one daughter add something


She was Senior Investment Officer at Invesco Perpetual from 1999 to 2009 add something


Following her appointment, it was discovered that she had placed her shares in a buy-to-let property company, which she had started with her husband in 2003, into trusts for the benefit of her children add something


Prior to becoming an MP, Leadsom was a Councillor on South Oxfordshire District Council between 2003 and 2007 add something


She contested Knowsley South constituency in the 2005 general election and was a member of the Conservative A-List add something


She was chosen to stand as the candidate in the newly created South Northamptonshire constituency in June 2006 and was elected at the 2010 general election with a majority of more than 20,000 add something


In 2009 she launched the Towcester job club, followed in 2011 by a job club in Brackley add something


In July 2012, during the Libor scandal, she suggested that George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, should apologise to Ed Balls for "suggesting he was implicated in rate fixing add something


In February 2013 Leadsom decided that she would oppose equal marriage and vote against the Government's Marriage Bill to introduce same-sex marriage in England and Wales add something


On 9 April 2014 Leadsom was appointed Economic Secretary to the Treasury in the mini-reshuffle caused by Maria Miller's resignation from the Cabinet add something


Since 9 April 2014 she has been Economic Secretary to the Treasury add something


On the 11th May 2015, Leadsom was moved from Economic Secretary to the Treasury, to Minister of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change add something


Leadsom was re-elected as MP for South Northamptnshire on 7 May 2015 with 36,607 votes, compared to her nearest rival Lucy Mills , with 10,191 votes add something


She has served as Minister of State for Energy at the Department of Energy and Climate Change since 11 May 2015, having previously held the post of Economic Secretary to the Treasury from April 2014 add something


Leadsom has taken a prominent role in the campaign to leave the EU in the June 2016 referendum campaign add something


Immediately following the referendum vote on 23 June 2016 for Britain to leave the EU, David Cameron announced that he would resign as Prime Minister by October add something


On 30 June 2016 she announced her candidacy to become leader of the Conservative Party add something


In July 2016 she submitted a revised CV which showed that she had not been Director, Financial Institutions Group at Barclays as her previous CV stated, but only "Deputy" Director add something


"The Mail on Sunday" reproduced her earlier comments in its issue of 3 July 2016 add something


In the first round of voting on 5 July 2016, Theresa May received support from 165 MPs, while Leadsom came second with 66 votes add something


On 6 July 2016, "The Times" published an article which said that Leadsom had overstated her experience and responsibilities while working in the private sector add something


In a BBC interview on 7 July 2016, Leadsom spoke of her disappointment about plotting in the leadership race, including alleged attempts by opponents to block her from the final ballot add something


In a 7 July 2016 BBC interview, Leadsom defended her CV, saying claims of it being exaggerated were "ridiculous" add something


On 11 July 2016, Leadsom announced she would be withdrawing her leadership bid, leaving Theresa May as the successor to David Cameron add something


On 11 July 2016, Leadsom withdrew from the Conservative leadership election, stating that she did not have enough support for her cause, with only a quarter of the votes from the parliamentary party add something


The Energy Minister in Cameron's Cabinet, Leadsom was moved from that position during May's cabinet shuffle on 14 July 2016, becoming Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs add something


Ann Widdecombe - In 2016, she backed Britain's withdrawal from the European Union during the 2016 EU referendum and, following the resignation of David Cameron, endorsed Andrea Leadsom in her candidacy for election for the leadership of the governing Conservative Party


Proposed referendum on United Kingdom membership of the European Union - A debate was held by The Guardian, on 15 March 2016 featuring the leader of UKIP Nigel Farage, Conservative MP Andrea Leadsom, the leader of Labour's "yes" campaign Alan Johnson and former leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg


Conservative Party (UK) - On 11 July 2016, Theresa May became the leader of the Conservative Party with immediate effect following the withdrawal from the leadership election of her sole remaining opponent, Andrea Leadsom


In April 2017, following the announcement of the general election in June, Leadsom attempted to delay a report of illegally high levels of diesel pollution affecting over half the population until after the election add something


On 11 June 2017, Andrea Leadsom was appointed Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons add something


On 14 January 2019, Andrea Leadsom was criticised in the House of Commons by the Speaker of the House, John Bercow for the failure of the government to advance the cause of proxy voting for expectant mothers add something


The issue came to a head due to the imminent pregnancy of Tulip Siddiq surrounding the rescheduled meaningful vote on 15 January 2019 add something


On 31 January 2019, Leadsom said the House of Commons' February half-term recess would be cancelled to free up time to pass the necessary Brexit-related legislation add something


On 22 May 2019, she resigned in protest at May's Brexit strategy add something


She stood to be leader of the Conservative Party in June 2019 but was eliminated in the first round of voting, finishing 9th out of 11 candidates with just 11 votes add something