|Preceded by Fabian Manning|
Name Scott Andrews
Political party Independent
Spouse Susan Mosher (m. 2002)
|Party Independent politician|
Website Scott Andrews
Succeeded by Ken McDonald
|Born December 28, 1974 (age 40)
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador (1974-12-28) |
Residence Conception Bay South, NL
Role Member of the Canadian House of Commons
Office Member of the Canadian House of Commons since 2008
People also search for Massimo Pacetti, Fabian Manning, Issac Andrews
Children Malcolm Andrews, Issac Andrews
Other political affiliations Liberal (2008-2014)
Scott Andrews (born December 28, 1974) is a Canadian politician. He represented the Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district of Avalon from his election in the 2008 Canadian federal election until his defeat in the 2015 federal election. Originally a member of the Liberal Party, he most recently sat as an independent.
Prior to being elected MP he served on the Conception Bay South Town Council.
Life and career
Andrews was born in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. He served as a Member of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans and a Member of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs.
Andrews introduced Bill C-464 on October 23, 2009, and received unanimous support from all political parties in the House of Commons to advance the bill to the Standing Committee on Justice & Human Rights on December 4, 2009. Andrews was moved to bring this bill forward in memory of Zachary Turner, a child who was killed by his mother. The bill seeks to change the Criminal Code of Canada to allow the courts to justify refusing bail to those accused of serious crimes in the name of protecting their children. In December 2010, Zachary's Bill became law when it was given Royal Assent by Governor General David Johnston. This marked the first time a Member of Parliament from Newfoundland & Labrador successfully passed a Private Member's Bill.
Andrews was re-elected in the 2011 general election, defeating Conservative Senator Fabian Manning a second time.
On November 5, 2014, Andrews and Massimo Pacetti were both suspended from the Liberal Party caucus by leader Justin Trudeau, following allegations of personal misconduct laid by two unnamed New Democratic Party MPs. Both Andrews and Pacetti opted to sit as independent MPs pending investigation of the complaints. On March 14, 2015; it was reported that Trudeau had deemed Andrews and Pacetti's actions serious enough that he had decided to permanently expel them from the Liberal caucus and ban them from running as Liberals in the next election. On March 19, Andrews announced that he had accepted the findings of the investigation and would serve out his term as an independent. He ran for re-election, as an independent candidate, in the 2015 federal election. He was defeated in a landslide, coming in second but trailing by over 15,000 votes to the Liberal Ken McDonald.