Andrew was born in Basildon Hospital on 25th April 1982 to William (Bill), a motor mechanic, and Eleanor, a civil servant, and has two younger brothers.
He grew up in Billericay, where his family have lived for five generations, and was educated at South Green Infants and Juniors and the Billericay School, sitting A-Levels at the Billericay School Sixth Form. He went on to read Politics at the University of Greenwich, achieving a 2:1 Bachelor of the Arts (with Honours).
Andrew has subsequently worked in financial services and recruitment and currently works in administration for a Local Authority in London. He lives with his two dogs, Gino and Bella, and is a member of the Norsey Woods Society and the Mill Meadows Society. He is a former governor of Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital and is also a former school governor.
Andrew was elected to Basildon Council in the Billericay East by-election in June 2013 and was re-elected for a full four-year term in May 2014. He has previously sat on the Council’s Leisure & Community Services Scrutiny Committee and has sat on the Planning Committee since 2014, serving two years as Vice-Chairman, and was appointed to the Regeneration & Environment Committee in 2017 as Opposition Lead Member. He was previously the Borough’s representative on the board of the Basildon Borough Citizens’ Advice Bureau, a director of the Basildon Community Transport Service, and a trustee of the John Puckle Educational Foundation.
Andrew is Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Group on Basildon Council and also Deputy Chairman (Political) and Honorary Secretary of both Billericay & District and South Basildon & East Thurrock Conservative Associations. He served as Agent in the successful campaign to re-elect John Baron as MP for Basildon & Billericay at the 2015 General Election.