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Andrew elected Chair of Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

Last night, Andrew was elected Chair of the increasingly influential Northern Ireland Affairs Committee with 62% of the vote. Northern Ireland has well and truly found itself in the political spotlight in recent months, with political uncertainty in Stormont, questions arising from the Government

Andrew thanks voters

Andrew has been thanking residents for returning him with an increased majority. Andrew's vote climbed from 27,000 to 33,000 and his percentage of the vote from 53% to 60%.

Andrew calls for efficiency in NHS drugs

Yesterday, Andrew spoke in the debate on the Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill, urging caution over a Lords amendment to make the Government control drug prices, and that drugs reach patients soon after being approved.

Andrew signs US-UK memorandum on Great War commemorations

Yesterday, Andrew signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Great War Centenary Commemorations with Vice-Chair of the United States World War One Centennial Commission, Edwin Fountain, at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Andrew opposes Dorset CCG plans for Shaftesbury

Andrew spoke at a public meeting in Shaftesbury last night in support of campaigners, many of them his constituents, who are concerned at the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group's plans to remove inpatient beds from Shaftesbury's community hospital.

Andrew calls for a Wiltshire Spring Clean

Andrew has attended the parliamentary launch of The Great British Spring Clean, calling on schools, businesses and community groups to get outdoors, get active and help clear up South West Wiltshire.

Andrew questions NHS litigation costs

In a debate on the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee's new report 'Will the NHS never learn?' held by the Committee's Chair, Bernard Jenkin MP, Andrew asked about the Government's cap on litigation costs.

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Andrew raises concerns over Armed Forces retention figures

This evening, Andrew spoke in the backbench debate on the Armed Forces Covenant 2016 and raised concerns over recent figures which show that the strength of regular and reserve forces are on the decline.

Andrew said: