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Andrew Lewer Wikipedia
Andrew Iain Lewer MBE (born 18 July 1971 in Burnley, Lancashire) is a British Conservative Party politician. Elected as the Member of Parliament for Northampton South in the 2017 general election, he previously served as Member of the European Parliament for the East Midlands since 2014.
Lewer attended Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School in Ashbourne before going studying history at Newcastle University then Downing College, Cambridge. He was elected to Derbyshire Dales District Council for the Ashbourne South ward in 2003 and then to Derbyshire County Council for the Ashbourne division in 2005. He became Group Leader in 2007.
In 2009 the Conservatives took control of Derbyshire County Council, for the first time in 28 years, making Lewer the youngest county council leader at the time. He was chairman of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site committee, the founding Chairman of the Health and Wellbeing Board and a founding director of the Local Enterprise Partnership for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire - D2N2. In the 2013 elections Labour regained control of Derbyshire County Council. He was awarded an MBE for services to local government.
Lewer was elected to the European Parliament representing the East Midlands in 2014.
Lewer was appointed to the Regional Development Committee and the Culture Committee as spokesperson for the European Conservative and Reformists Group in 2014.
Lewer was elected Member of Parliament for Northampton South in the 2017 general election, succeeding retiring Conservative MP David Mackintosh.