Andy Sawford

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Andy Sawford was the Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Corby from November 2012 to 2015.

Sawford was elected a by-election caused by the Conservative Party's Louise Mensch standing down as MP to move to New York to be with her husband.[1] Sawford won the seat with a majority of 7,791 votes.[2] In 2015 general election Sawford lost his seat to the Conservative Party's Tom Pursglove by 2,412 votes.[3]

Since leaving Parliament, Sawford has been announced as the chief executive of Connect Communications, whom he worked for from 2004 to 2008.[4]

Parliamentary roles

He was appointed a Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) in 2013.[5]

Personal life

He is the son of the Labour MP Phil Sawford.[6]


  1. BBC News Louise Mensch to quit as an MP, triggering Corby by-election, 6 August 2012, accessed 22 May 2015.
  2. BBC News By-elections: Labour takes Corby from Conservatives, 16 November 2012, accessed 22 May 2015.
  3. BBC News Corby, accessed 22 May 2015.
  4. David Singleton Ex-Labour MP Andy Sawford heads back to old lobbying firm Total Politics, 15 June 2015, accessed 15 June 2015.
  5. Andy Sawford,, accessed 21 November 2013.
  6. Sarah Priddy, PIL: Current Members Related to Other Current or Former Members - Commons Library Standard Note, 13 September 2013.