Councillor for Westfield
Andrew was first elected as a councillor for Westfield in 1994, and was leader of the Council between 2008 and 2011. He was re-elected to the Council in October 2014, when he won a by-election with a majority of over 1200 votes.
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 previously held the position of Interim Deputy Leader of the Council and Executive Member for Environment.
Following his re-election in 2019, Andrew now holds the position of Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning.
His portfolio covers:
Economic Development and Strategy; Regeneration; High Streets; Business Friendly Council and Business Support; Skills Development and Apprenticeships; Regulatory Enforcement; Health and Safety Enforcement; Public Protection and Trading Standards; Planning Policy, Conservation and Urban Design; Neighbourhood Planning; Planning and Development Management; and Building Control.