Andrew Selous

Member of Parliament for South West Bedfordshire



Educated at Eton, Andrew Selous is a former insurance underwriter and Territorial Army soldier and officer. He has held a string of government and shadow government positions. These have included shadow work and pensions minister, parliamentary private secretary to Iain Duncan Smith and an under-secretary of state for prisons at the MoJ. Selous has also served as the trade envoy to South Africa and sat on the health and social care select committee and the European statutory instruments committee. He says that his “Christian faith inspires me in much of what I do in parliament”; thus he voted against the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act in 2013. Selous’ interest in marriage can also be seen in his chairmanship of the couple relationships and reducing interparental conflict APPG. He has campaigned on other issues like healthcare and climate change, with the two crossing over in 2018 when he urged the government to make cycling to school safer for children to tackle childhood obesity and climate change. In 2020, Selous was appointed by Boris Johnson to be the Second Church Estates Commissioner.

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Official parliamentary photograph taken by Chris McAndrew, 2017, licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0