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Andrew Lansley CBE MP
May 2010 - 2012
  Andrew Lansley

Member of Parliament for South Cambridgeshire

Secretary of State for Health May 2010 -

   

Mr Lansley was educated at Brentwood School, Essex and the University of Exeter, where he was President of the Guild for Students. He began his own career as a civil servant, working at the Department of Trade and Industry.

In 1992 Mr Lansley was awarded a CBE for running the Conservative campaign for the 1992 General Election. In 1997 he was elected MP for South Cambridgeshire, and joined the Shadow Cabinet as Health Secretary in 2003.  He has been described as the best prepared Secretary of State, on coming to office, ever.

Mr Lansley lives in South Cambridgeshire with his wife and their two children, he also has three children from his first marriage.

(From Conservative Party web site)

Andrew Lansley has been MP for South Cambridgeshire since 1997 and since 2003 has been the Shadow Secretary of State for Health. He has visited hospitals and GPs across the country, listening to clinicians and NHS professionals, which has helped shape the Conservative Party's Health policies, offering the prospect of real and positive change for our NHS.

Andrew is well respected across healthcare for his extensive knowledge of the NHS and health services. Coming from a public service family, his father worked for the NHS for nearly 30 years from 1948 until he retired, running the pathology lab at East Ham Memorial Hospital. His eldest brother trained as a teacher and his middle brother has been a policeman for 30 years.

Andrew previously served as a member of the Health Select Committee and the Trade and Industry Select Committee and was the Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Stroke.

For a profile from the BMJ in January 2011  see link

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