Member of Parliament for Burton
Since being elected in 2010, Andrew Griffiths has proven himself as someone who gets things done for local people. Andrew has led a number of successful campaigns, such as securing life saving road safety improvements on the A38, saving Elizabeth Court elderly residential home, and raising the money to restore the grave of Burton’s VC hero William Coltman.Andrew also led the campaign to Save the Margaret Stanhope Mental Health Centre.
Getting people into work and supporting local businesses is a top priority for Andrew. Every year Andrew holds a hugely successful jobs fair, which attracts over 2000 jobs and thousands of job seekers.
Andrew has lobbied for essential road improvements on the A50, helping to secure 2500 new jobs in Uttoxeter in the process.
As the Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, Andrew stands up for the brewing and pub industry that is so vital for jobs in Burton. He led the campaign to scrap the beer duty escalator, and thanks to this the Chancellor cut beer duty two years in a row, allowing Burton’s breweries to invest in the town.
Andrew lives in Burton and is an active member of the local community, supporting dozens of charities in Burton and Uttoxeter.
Prior to being elected Andrew worked for his family engineering business and then in property and finance for a High Street Building Society.
Following Theresa May's appointment as Prime Minister in July 2016, Andrew was appointed a Government Whip. From January to July 2018, Andrew was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.