Dame Andrea Leadsom is the MP for South Northamptonshire since 2010. A former banker, she joined Parliament in 2010 under David Cameron’s coalition with the Lib Dems. She has wide ministerial experience: City Minister, Energy Minister, Secretary of State for the Farming and Environment, Leader of the House of Commons and Sec of State for Business and Energy.
She came to prominence for her role in the Brexit debate, where she campaigned passionately for Leave and then stood for the leadership of the Conservatives when Cameron resigned. She stood aside for Theresa May, stating that she did not have the support of Conservative MPs. She is now the Government’s Adviser for early years, and is leading the roll out of new Family Hubs across England.
Andrea’s book navigates through the thrilling highs and shocking lows of a career in politics through 13 years of turmoil in the UK. Brexit, treachery, a hung Parliament, terrorism and a malign Speaker…..to name a few! But through it all, Andrea makes the case for politics as an honourable job, and one where you really can make a positive difference in the world.
The Gibraltar Garrison