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Andrea Leadsom

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Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
In office
24 July 2019 – 13 February 2020
Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Preceded by Greg Clark
Succeeded by Alok Sharma
Leader of the House of Commons
Lord President of the Council
In office
11 June 2017 – 22 May 2019
Prime Minister Theresa May
Preceded by David Lidington
Succeeded by Mel Stride
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
In office
14 July 2016 – 11 June 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May
Preceded by Elizabeth Truss
Succeeded by Michael Gove
Minister of State for Energy
In office
11 May 2015 – 14 July 2016
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Matt Hancock
Succeeded by Office abolished
Economic Secretary to the Treasury
In office
9 April 2014 – 11 May 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Nicky Morgan
Succeeded by Harriett Baldwin
Member of Parliament
for South Northamptonshire
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Constituency established
Majority 22,840 (35.2%)
Personal details
Born
Andrea Jacqueline Salmon

13 May 1963 (1963-05-13) (age 58)
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s)
Ben Leadsom (m. 1993)
Children 7
Education Tonbridge Grammar School
Alma mater University of Warwick

Andrea Jacqueline Leadsom ( née Salmon; born 13 May 1963) is a British Conservative politician. She was the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from to 2020. She was Leader of the House of Commons from 2017 to 2019, and was Member of Parliament (MP) for South Northamptonshire since 2010.

Leadsom became one of five candidates in the election for the leadership of the governing Conservative Party. She advanced to the second round only to loose to Theresa May.

Leadsom resigned as Leader of House of Commons on 22 May 2019 in protest at Theresa May's Brexit strategy. Three days later, Leadsom announced her second candidacy for the Conservative Party leadership in the 2019 election. She was eliminated on the first ballot from the race on 13 June.

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