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Andrew Mitchell MP

Member of Parliament
for Sutton Coldfield
Assumed office 
7 June 2001
Preceded by Norman Fowler
Majority 12,283 (26.5%)

Member of Parliament
for Gedling
In office
11 June 1987 – 1 May 1997
Preceded by Philip Holland
Succeeded by Vernon Coaker

Born 23 March 1956 (1956-03-23) (age 53)
Hampstead, London
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Alma mater Jesus College, Cambridge

Andrew John Bower Mitchell (born 23 March 1956) is a British Conservative politician and Member of Parliament for Sutton Coldfield. Mitchell is Shadow International Development Secretary and Shadow Minister for Birmingham.

He was educated at Rugby School and, after a short-service commission in the Royal Tank Regiment, graduated from Jesus College, Cambridge where he studied history. Mitchell was Chairman of the Cambridge University Conservative Association in Michaelmas 1977 and the President of the Cambridge Union in 1978. He was an MP for Gedling, in Nottinghamshire between 1987 and 1997 part of which he served as a junior minister under John Major. In 2001, he was elected to become the MP for Sutton Coldfield, in Birmingham. He was made a shadow minister and later appointed to the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Secretary of State for International Aid and Development.

Mitchell is married with two children and is the son of David Mitchell, a former MP. Mitchell's wealth is estimated at £2m.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Samira Shackle, Stephanie Hegarty and George Eaton The new ruling class New Statesman 01 October 2009

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Philip Holland
Member of Parliament for Gedling
Succeeded by
Vernon Coaker
Preceded by
Norman Fowler
Member of Parliament for Sutton Coldfield

Simple English

Andrew John Bower Mitchell (born March 23, 1956)) is an English politician. He was appointed as Secretary of State for International Development on 12 May 2010,[1] and as a Privy Counsellor on 13 May 2010.[2]. He is the Member of Parliament for the Sutton Coldfield constituency in the United Kingdom. He was first elected in the 1987 general election for the Gedling constituency but lost in 1997. He returned to parliament in the 2001 general election.

He is a member of the Conservative Party.


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