Andrea Leadsom

British politician (born 1963)

Andrea Jacqueline Leadsom (/ˈlɛdsəm/;[1] née Salmon; born 13 May 1963)[2] is a British Conservative politician. She was the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from to 2020. She was Leader of the House of Commons from 2017 to 2019,[3] and was Member of Parliament (MP) for South Northamptonshire since 2010.[4]

Andrea Leadsom

Leadsom in 2020
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
In office
24 July 2019 – 13 February 2020
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byGreg Clark
Succeeded byAlok Sharma
Leader of the House of Commons
Lord President of the Council
In office
11 June 2017 – 22 May 2019
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byDavid Lidington
Succeeded byMel Stride
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
In office
14 July 2016 – 11 June 2017
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byElizabeth Truss
Succeeded byMichael Gove
Minister of State for Energy
In office
11 May 2015 – 14 July 2016
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byMatt Hancock
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Economic Secretary to the Treasury
In office
9 April 2014 – 11 May 2015
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byNicky Morgan
Succeeded byHarriett Baldwin
Member of Parliament
for South Northamptonshire
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded byConstituency established
Majority22,840 (35.2%)
Personal details
Andrea Jacqueline Salmon

(1963-05-13) 13 May 1963 (age 60)
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
Political partyConservative
Ben Leadsom (m. 1993)
EducationTonbridge Grammar School
Alma materUniversity of Warwick

Leadsom became one of five candidates in the election for the leadership of the governing Conservative Party. She advanced to the second round only to loose to Theresa May.[5]

Leadsom resigned as Leader of House of Commons on 22 May 2019 in protest at Theresa May's Brexit strategy. Three days later, Leadsom announced her second candidacy for the Conservative Party leadership in the 2019 election.[6] She was eliminated on the first ballot from the race on 13 June.

References Edit

  1. Anna Firth (29 April 2016). "Andrea Leadsom on Newsnight". Archived from the original on 7 July 2016 – via YouTube.
  2. "Tory contender: Andrea Leadsom". BBC News. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  3. "Andrea Leadsom MP". Twitter. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  4. Home Archived 15 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Andrea Leadsom. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  5. Bulman, May (11 July 2016). "Andrea Leadsom quits Tory leadership contest". The Independent. London. Archived from the original on 11 July 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  6. "Raab and Leadsom become latest Tories to announce leadership bids". Evening Standard. 25 May 2019. Retrieved 25 May 2019.