Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons

The Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP

Biography

Andrea Leadsom was appointed Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons on 11 June 2017. She was elected as Conservative MP for South Northamptonshire in 2010.

Education

After attending Tonbridge Girls Grammar School in Kent, Andrea went on to read political science at Warwick University.

Political career

Andrea served on the Treasury Select Committee from July 2010 until May 2014 and on the Public Accounts Committee from May 2014 until March 2015. She then served as Economic Secretary to the Treasury from April 2014 until May 2015 and Minister of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change from May 2015 until July 2016. Andrea also served as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from July 2016 until June 2017.

Career outside politics

Andrea worked in the banking and finance industry for 25 years, most recently as Head of Corporate Governance and Senior Investment Officer at Invesco Perpetual, one of the UK’s largest retail fund managers.

Personal life

Andrea is married to Ben and has three children.

Lord President of the Council

Leader of the House of Commons

The Leader of the House of Commons organises government business in the House of Commons and works closely with the government’s Chief Whip.

Previous roles in government

  1. Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • 2016 to 2017
  2. Minister of State

    • 2015 to 2016
  3. Economic Secretary to the Treasury (City Minister)

    • 2014 to 2015

Announcements

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  1. New air quality plan published for consultation

    • Press release
  2. Government publishes new anti-littering strategy

    • Press release
  3. New water choice for English businesses

    • News story
  4. New £1 million flood competition to protect more communities

    • Press release
  5. Appointment to the board of the Environment Agency

    • News story
  6. Environment Secretary announces bridging payments for Basic Payment Scheme 2016

    • News story
  7. Environment Secretary speaks at NFU conference

    • Speech
  8. Record exports support Global Britain drive

    • Press release
  9. New plans to crack down on backstreet puppy breeders

    • Press release
  10. New interim Chief Executive announced for the Rural Payments Agency

    • Press release