Andrew Mitchell (MP)
Andrew Mitchell is a millionaire former investment banker and British Conservative Party member of Parliament (MP). In May 2013 he was hired as an adviser to corporate intelligence consultancy Montrose Associates.
Mitchell has been the Conservative Party MP for Sutton Coldfield since 2001 and was previously the MP for Gedling from 1987 to 1997.
Mitchell is the son of Sir David Mitchell, Conservative MP for Basingstoke 1964-83 and North West Hampshire 1983-97.
Mitchell was appointed secretary of state for international development in May 2010.
In September 2012 he was appointed government chief whip.
He resigned from this position on 19 October 2012, over the so-called 'Plebgate' affair concerning allegations he had verbally abused police officers at Downing Street. The Metropolitan Police later launched an investigation into claims police officers gave false evidence over the episode.
Earnings outside Parliament
As of November 2017, Mitchell combined his MP duties with working for:
- UK Global Health Care Ltd (1 Harley Street, London W1G 9QD) as a Senior Advisor from 1 July 2017; paid £30,000 a year plus VAT, in return for 5 days work. UK Global Health Care is the registered name for the Indo UK Institute of Health, a company established in 2015 to build healthcare facilities in India using private sector companies and NHS organisations/the NHS brand. In August 2017, Mitchell went with its CEO Ajay Gupta to meet Anupriya Patel, Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in India, to discuss opening healthcare facilities in her state of Uttar Pradesh.
- EY (formerly Ernst & Young) as a consultant from 1 November 2016; paid £30,000 a year for 5 days work.
- Investec as a senior adviser; paid £6,000 a day for an expected time commitment of 10 days a year, although the MPs' register of interests reveals that in some quarterly periods he has earned £15,000 for just one day's work.
- Montrose Associates as an adviser; appointed May 2013 by its founder Michael Maclay who previously worked with Mitchell at Hakluyt, for which he is paid £3000 per day.
Former 'second jobs'
- The Foundation, 82 Dean St, London W1D 3SP; growth and innovation consultancy. Member of the Advisory Board. Remuneration: £3,000 a day, with an expected time commitment of 6 days a year from February 2013 to Sept 2015
- East End Foods, London. Senior adviser. Remuneration of £4,000 a day, with an expected time commitment of eight days a year, until 8 April 2014. (Registered 7 October 2013; updated 4 June 2014)
- (a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
- (a) Name of donor: Sir Doug Ellis
- (a) Address of donor: private
- (a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
- (a) Donor status: individual
- (a) (Registered 10 February 2014)
- Adviser to Montrose Associates appointed May 2013 by its founder Michael Maclay who previously worked with Mitchell at Hakluyt
- Previously worked for Hakluyt (1998-2001)
- Previously worked for Lazards
- Michael Alen-Buckley, former donor to Mitchell in 2007
- The Telegraph, Andrew Mitchell held shares in company which avoided millions in stamp duty, 29 Mar 2012
- Montrose hires Mitchell, Intelligence Online, Issue no. 689 dated 29 May, 2013, acc 31 August 2014
- Her Majesty’s Government, Number10.gov.uk, accessed 12 May 2010.
- Juliette Jowit, Shiv Malik and Haroon Siddique, Cabinet reshuffle: who has moved so far?, guardian.co.uk, 4 September 2012.
- 'Plebgate' row: Timeline, BBC News, 3 November 2013.
- Anupriya Patel, Facebook page, 17 August 2017
- MP's Register of Interests (Registered 7 October 2013), Register of interests 16 May 2014, for the period ending 31 May 2014. (Registered 4 June 2014)
- The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1 As at 9 March 2015 www.parliament.uk, accessed 19 March 2015
- Electoral Commission Search: Flowidea, accessed 1 July 2015.