Dr Andrew Murrison MP

Conservative Member of Parliament for South West Wiltshire
Dr Andrew Murrison was born in 1961 in Colchester. Studying at Bristol and Hughes Hall, Cambridge, his 1995 doctoral thesis was entitled Studies into the Neurological Consequences of Diving he was awarded the Gilbert Blane medal. Andrew served for 18 years as a Medical Officer in the Royal Navy, leaving in October 2000 as a Surgeon Commander. In 2003 he was recalled to serve in Iraq.

Andrew was elected to Parliament for the then Westbury constituency in June 2001. Since the 2010 General Election he has represented the newly-created constituency of South West Wiltshire. In November 2003 he was appointed to the Conservative front bench as a health spokesman, transferring in July 2007 to defence.

In May 2010 Andrew became Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Health and was asked by the Prime Minister to review and make recommendations on healthcare for members of the Service community. The principal recommendations in the subsequent reports ‘Fighting Fit’ and ‘A Better Deal for Military Amputees’ are now being implemented by the Government. His book The Military Covenant was published in June 2011. In November 2011 Andrew was appointed by the Prime Minister as his Special Representative for the Centenary Commemorations of the Great War.

On the 5 September 2012 Andrew was appointed Minister for International Security Strategy and transferred from Defence to the Northern Ireland Office in the Prime Minister’s reshuffle on the 15 July 2014.

In June 2017, Andrew was re-elected as the Member of Parliament for South West Wiltshire by a majority of 18,326.

Married to Jenny, Andrew lives near Warminster with their five daughters and dog Buster.

Andrew's car park concerns

Andrew has expressed surprise that town councillors have come up with a plan to improve Trowbridge centred on the removal of car parking


Andrew marked Saturday’s COVID relaxation in Mere with a long awaited haircut at Lou’s hair salon and a cuppa at the Angel Tea Room with


Andrew has just been told by Bio Energy and Infrastructure Group, co-owner of the Westbury gasification plant, of the intention by it and

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John Glen MP

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James Gray MP

Conservative Member of Parliament for North Wiltshire
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