Andrew Lansley

Andrew David Lansley, Baron Lansley, CBE, PC, DL (born 11 December 1956) is a British Conservative politician who previously served as Secretary of State for Health and Leader of the House of Commons. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for South Cambridgeshire from 1997 to 2015.


The Lord Lansley

Lansley in 2018
Leader of the House of Commons
In office
4 September 2012  14 July 2014
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byGeorge Young
Succeeded byWilliam Hague
Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal
In office
4 September 2012  14 July 2014
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byGeorge Young
Succeeded byThe Baroness Stowell of Beeston
Secretary of State for Health
In office
12 May 2010  4 September 2012
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byAndy Burnham
Succeeded byJeremy Hunt
Shadow Secretary of State for Health
In office
19 June 2004  11 May 2010
LeaderMichael Howard
David Cameron
Preceded byTim Yeo
Succeeded byAndy Burnham
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office
In office
15 June 1999  18 September 2001
LeaderWilliam Hague
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byTim Collins
Parliamentary offices
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
26 October 2015
Life Peerage
Member of Parliament
for South Cambridgeshire
In office
1 May 1997  30 March 2015
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byHeidi Allen
Personal details
Born (1956-12-11) 11 December 1956 (age 64)
Hornchurch, England
Political partySocial Democrats (Before 1988)[1]
Conservative (1988–present)
Spouse(s)Marilyn Biggs (Divorced)
Sally Low
Children5
Alma materUniversity of Exeter
WebsiteOfficial website

Lansley was born in Hornchurch, Essex and studied Politics at the University of Exeter. He worked in the civil service before entering politics. He 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.

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. As Health Secretary, Lansley was responsible for the government's controversial Health and Social Care Act 2012. He announced his intention to stand down as an MP in 2015,[2] and was awarded a life peerage in the 2015 Dissolution Honours.[3]