16 Facts About Andrew Griffith


Andrew John Griffith was born on 23 February 1971 and is a British politician and former senior media executive who, since 2019, has been the Member of Parliament for Arundel and South Downs.


Andrew Griffith is a Fellow of the Royal Television Society and was co-chairman of its 2017 Cambridge convention.


Andrew Griffith stood as the Conservative prospective parliamentary candidate for the constituency of Corby in 2001 and 2005 but lost to Labour Party candidates on both occasions.


Andrew Griffith is a former chairman of the advisory board at the Centre for Policy Studies think tank.


In 2019, Andrew Griffith stepped down from his roles at Sky and Just Eat to become Johnson's chief business adviser, based at 10 Downing Street, taking on the role in July 2019.


Andrew Griffith was elected as MP for Arundel and South Downs at the 2019 general election with a majority of 22,521 votes, succeeding Nick Herbert.


Andrew Griffith stood down from his role as the Prime Minister's chief business adviser upon being returned to Parliament.

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On 17 November 2020, Andrew Griffith was appointed by Boris Johnson to be the UK's Net Zero Business Champion, a role designed to support UK businesses to make plans to become net zero by 2050 in the run up to the UN Climate Summit at Glasgow in November 2021.


On 17 September 2021, Andrew Griffith was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, alongside Sarah Dines, in the second Cabinet reshuffle of the second Johnson ministry.


Andrew Griffith is the founder of and, until his appointment as Minister, co-chaired with the Lord Rees of Ludlow, Astronomer Royal, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Dark Skies.


On 3 February 2022, Andrew Griffith became Parliamentary Secretary in the Cabinet Office and Director of the Number 10 Policy Unit, following the resignation of Munira Mirza.


On 6 June 2022, after a vote of no confidence in the leadership of Boris Johnson was called, Andrew Griffith announced that he would be supporting the Prime Minister.


Andrew Griffith was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department for International Trade on 8 July 2022.


Mr Andrew Griffith was Financial Secretary to the Treasury, working under Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng, during the financial crisis brought about by the mini budget of the Liz Truss government in September and October 2022.


Andrew Griffith married Barbara, a volunteer charity worker, in 1997; they have a son and daughter.


Andrew Griffith has a residence in the constituency of Arundel and South Downs since 2010.