Andrea Leadsom

British politician (born 1963)

Andrea Jacqueline Leadsom (born 13 May 1963) is a British Conservative politician who is has been the Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy since July 2019. She was previously the Leader of the House of Commons from 2017 to 2019, the Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs from 2016 to 2017 and the Minister of State for Energy from 2015 to 2016. She has been MP for South Northamptonshire since 2010.

Leadsom in 2017



  • If the government has any courage, it will punish those at the top of failed banks. Accountability is critical in every area of human endeavour – there has to be a penalty for failure otherwise it's only a matter of time before the economic pain our banks have caused to so many innocent businesses and home owners is forgotten


  • I envisage there being absolutely no regulation whatsoever—no minimum wage, no maternity or paternity rights, no unfair dismissal rights, no pension rights—for the smallest companies that are trying to get off the ground, in order to give them a chance.





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