Andrew Mitchell

Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development)

Conservative MP for Sutton Coldfield

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Conservative MP for Sutton Coldfield

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Also represented Gedling

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Topics of interest

Andrew Mitchell campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • International Development
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Home Office
  • Home Department
  • Burma
  • Initiatives (Funding)
  • Afghanistan
  • Burma: Overseas Aid
  • Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations

Currently held offices

  • Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development) (since 25 Oct 2022)
  • Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development and Africa) (since 25 Oct 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and International Committee of the Red Cross (Status) Bill (28 Feb 2024 to 28 Feb 2024)
  • Chief Whip ( 4 Sep 2012 to 19 Oct 2012)
  • The Secretary of State for International Development (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Home Office) (20 May 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) (10 Sep 2004 to 20 May 2005)
  • Member, Draft Charities Bill (Joint Committee) (29 Apr 2004 to 15 Sep 2004)
  • Shadow Minister (Treasury) (10 Nov 2003 to 10 Sep 2004)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee ( 4 Dec 2002 to 22 Jan 2004)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 6 May 2003)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Social Security) ( 6 Jul 1995 to 1 May 1997)
  • The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury (20 Jul 1994 to 6 Jul 1995)
  • Member, Members' Interests Committee (20 Jun 1994 to 17 Jul 1995)
  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party ( 1 Jul 1992 to 1 Jul 1993)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (11 Jan 1992 to 20 Jul 1994)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Bilateral Aid: HIV Infection 17 May 2024

    The UK remains a significant funder in the HIV response. In (i) 2021 and (ii) 2022 total bilateral expenditure for HIV and AIDS was (i) £5,831,984 and (ii) £10,035,256 respectively. Of this total Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office bilateral spend was (i) £4,548,553 and (ii) £9,916,750 for 2021 and 2022 respectively. This includes our funding to the Clinton Health Access...
  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Nigeria: Education 17 May 2024

    Special Envoy for Girls Education, Helen Grant MP, will meet the Nigerian Education Minister on May 20 to discuss Nigeria's upcoming programme of education reform. The UK and Nigeria are signatories of the Safe School Declaration which commits governments to protect education from violence. The UK supports the implementation of the Safe Schools Initiative in Nigeria through its Education in...
  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: UNRWA: Finance 16 May 2024

    Allegations that UNRWA staff were involved in the events that took place on 7 October in Israel are appalling, which is why we took decisive action to pause future funding to the organisation. The Prime Minister has been clear that the UK will set out its position on future funding to UNRWA following careful consideration of Catherine Colonna's final report, UNRWA's response and the ongoing...

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Last updated: 13 May 2024.

1. Employment and earnings
Role, work or services: Writing a book
Payer: AM Heath & Co Ltd, 5 Warwick Court, London WC1R 5DJ
Payment: £1,368.17 interim sales payment
Received on: 3 October 2023. Hours: no additional hours.
Ultimate payer: Biteback Publishing, 21 Marina Court, Castle Street, Hull HU1 1TJ
(Registered 16 October 2023)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Heidi Ellis
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 to Royal Sutton Coldfield Conservative Association
Donor status: individual
(Registered 17 July 2023)
Name of donor: Power Minerals
Address of donor: Wrens Court, 46 South Parade, Sutton Coldfield B72 1QY
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Office space provided to my local association between 25 May 2022 and 24 May 2023, of which I had the use. On 1 September 2023, a payment of £3,000 was made to the donor (value shown has been revised down), value £26,103.96
Donor status: company, registration 06715071
(Registered 4 August 2023; updated 1 September 2023)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Power Minerals
Address of donor: Wrens Court, 46 South Parade, Sutton Coldfield B72 1QY
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for a Bruce Springsteen concert at Aston Villa, value £598
Date received: 16 June 2023
Date accepted: 16 June 2023
Donor status: company, registration 06715071
(Registered 22 June 2023)
7. (ii) Other shareholdings, valued at more than £70,000
Name of company or organisation: Equinox International Holdings Limited
Nature of business: Life sciences
Interest held: from 20 August 2021
Additional information: Shares are held and managed by Kingsley Capital Partners.
(Registered 14 November 2022)

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