30 Facts About Andrew Lansley


Andrew Lansley was Member of Parliament for South Cambridgeshire from 1997 to 2015.


Andrew Lansley worked in the civil service before entering politics.


Andrew Lansley ran the 1992 general election while at the Conservative Research Department and later was Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party at the 2001 general election.


Andrew Lansley was the Shadow Secretary of State for Health from 2004 until 2010, the Secretary of State for Health from 2010 until 2012, and Leader of the House of Commons from 2012 until 2014.


Andrew Lansley announced his intention to stand down as an MP in 2015, and was awarded a life peerage in the 2015 Dissolution Honours.


In 1977 while at Exeter University, Andrew Lansley was elected President of the Guild of Students, as a Tory Reform Group candidate.


Andrew Lansley worked for Norman Tebbit for three years as his private secretary at the Department of Trade and Industry.

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Andrew Lansley went on to become more fully involved in politics.


Andrew Lansley ran the Conservative campaign for the 1992 general election, which he describes as one of "his proudest career achievements" Andrew Lansley suffered a minor stroke in 1992, initially misdiagnosed as an ear infection, but made a full recovery save for permanently losing his sense of "fine balance".


Andrew Lansley was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for political service in the 1996 New Year Honours.


Andrew Lansley sought to enter parliament and was selected for the South Cambridgeshire seat where he was elected as an MP in 1997.


Andrew Lansley immediately joined the House of Commons health select committee.


Andrew Lansley fitted them into a timetable known as the 'Stalingrid'.


Iain Duncan Smith, the new leader, offered Andrew Lansley a position after the election but he turned this down and, until Michael Howard became Leader, Andrew Lansley was a backbencher.


Andrew Lansley was appointed a Privy Counsellor on 13 May 2010.


Andrew Lansley served as the Shadow Secretary of State for Health.


On 4 September 2012, Andrew Lansley was moved to the positions of Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons, which he retained until 14 July 2014.


Andrew Lansley was then replaced by William Hague, following Hague's surprise resignation as Foreign Secretary, and retired from the Cabinet to the back benches, announcing the same day that he would not be seeking re-election to the House of Commons at the next election and would hope to find an international role.


In November 2010, Andrew Lansley provoked controversy by factoring into public health related bills representations from fast food companies such as McDonald's, KFC and processed food and drink manufacturers PepsiCo, Kellogg's, Unilever, Mars and Diageo on obesity, diet-related disease and alcohol, said by campaign groups to be the equivalent of handing smoking policy over to the tobacco industry.


The video, partly paid for by Unison featured NxtGen rapping about Andrew Lansley's proposed GP commissioning policy, his part in the parliamentary expenses scandal, and a controversial donation he had received from private health company Care UK.


Andrew Lansley responded with a statement that he was "impressed that he's managed to get lyrics about GP commissioning into a rap", but stated "We will never privatise the NHS".


In November 2011, Andrew Lansley faced more criticism when he appeared speaking on a video played at NHS patients' bedside in England, the continuous loop video was played to patients as the main free content on the Hospedia system.


On 13 April 2011,96 per cent of 497 delegates at the Royal College of Nursing conference backed a motion of no confidence questioning Andrew Lansley's handling of NHS reforms in England.


On 4 September 2012, Andrew Lansley was moved out of his role as Health Secretary into the position of Lord Privy Seal.


Such companies stand to be the largest beneficiaries of Andrew Lansley's bill passed by the Coalition and House of Lords to increase the use of private health providers within the NHS.

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Andrew Lansley wrote a blog entry on the Conservative Party website on 25 November 2008, which claimed the "good things" from a recession included people being able to spend more time with their families.


Andrew Lansley responded to the claims by stating that his claims were "within the rules".


Andrew Lansley was created a Life Peer, taking the title Baron Andrew Lansley, of Orwell in the County of Cambridgeshire, on 5 October 2015.


Andrew Lansley married his first wife Marilyn Biggs in 1985 and they had three daughters.


Andrew Lansley has called for the government to widen the cancer screening programme on the NHS.