Key interests and achievements
The economy, health, education and rural
affairs. Working on behalf of the people of South Wales Central to
improve their daily lives.
Andrew was born in Cowbridge and was educated
at Llanfair Primary School, St John’s, Balfour House and
Wycliffe College. He is married to Julia and they have four
Andrew’s background is in the business
community - as a partner in the family farming business, based near
Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan.
He is the President of Llantrisant Young
Farmers Club and former Chair of Creative Communities, an
organisation which seeks to develop structural community
He is a life governor of the Royal Welsh
Agricultural Society and a member of the NFU.
In 2016 he became the President of the Vale of
Glamorgan Agricultural Society.
Andrew joined the Welsh Conservatives in 1997
and stood as a parliamentary candidate in Cardiff West in 2001 and
in Brecon and Radnorshire in 2005. He was elected in 2007 on the
South Wales Central regional list and returned to the Fourth
Assembly in 2011 and the Fifth Assembly in 2016.
Andrew has held Conservative Shadow
Ministerial posts for Transport, Education and Health. His
political interests include education, economy, health and rural
Andrew was elected the Leader of the Welsh
Conservatives in 2011.