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Andrew Robathan

ELECTED MP 2010
Photo of Andrew Robathan
Gender:
Male
Age:
58
Candidate role:
MP defending
Email:
southleicscons@btconnect.com

Profile

Andrew Robathan served in the Coldstream Guards and SAS from 1974 to 1989, before leaving to pursue a career in politics.
Andrew Robathan served throughout the world and attended the Army Staff College, Camberley. He volunteered to rejoin the Army between January and April 1991, and served as chief of staff of the Prisoner of War Guard Force in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait.
Prior to the 1992 General Election, he was employed by BP Oil UK. Andrew Robathan was elected to Hammersmith and Fulham Council in May 1990, defeating the Labour mayor in Eel Brook Ward and resigning in 1992 to fight the General Election. He has been Member of Parliament for Blaby since April 1992. He was a PPS at the Department of National Heritage from 1995 to 1997. He was on the International Development Committee from 1997 to 2002. From 2002 to 2005 he was a shadow minister for trade and industry, International development and finally defence.
Andrew Robathan was appointed deputy opposition chief whip in December 2005.
He is a former vhairman, currently Vice chairman, of the All Party Cycling Group and vice chairman of the All Party Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group.

Parlimentary career

MPs' Expenses:

Profession

Sector:
Armed Forces
Detail:

Education

Secondary
Type
Name
Private Merchant Taylors' School
University
Type
Name
Oxbridge University of Oxford

Election results

2010

Constituency
Leicestershire South
Position
1
Votes
27000
Majority
15524

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