Councillor for Westfield
Andrew was first elected as a councillor for Westfield in 1994, and was leader of the Council 2008-2011.
He was re-elected to the Council in October 2014 when he won a by election with a majority of over 1200 votes. Since rejoining the Council he has become the chair of the Economic & City Development Scrutiny Committee
He lives on Askham Lane, and is Treasurer of Chapelfields Community Association (which runs Sanderson House Community Centre), School Governor at Westfield Primary and York High Schools. He jointly set up the Acomb Traders Association, Acomb Alive! promoting business in the Front Street shopping area. He has campaigned on local services, including protecting community centres.
Andrew has the position of Interim Deputy Leader of the Council and Executive Member for Environment.
As Executive Member for the Environment, Andrew will take charge of plans to reverse the decline in recycling seem under the last Labour administration.
His portfolio covers: Environmental Health and Food Hygiene, Health and Safety (internal and external), Flood Protection, Smarter York / York Pride, Waste Management, Street Environment, Environment Strategy, Air Quality, Street based delivery services and Community Centres.