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Andrew Miller (politician)

Andrew Peter Miller (born 23 March 1949) is a former British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellesmere Port and Neston from 1992 to 2015.

Andrew Miller
Member of Parliament
for Ellesmere Port and Neston
In office
9 April 1992 – 30 March 2015
Preceded byMike Woodcock
Succeeded byJustin Madders
Majority4,331 (9.8%)
Personal details
Born (1949-03-23) 23 March 1949 (age 70)
Isleworth, Middlesex, England
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)Fran Miller[1]
Alma materUniversity of Portsmouth

Early lifeEdit

Born in Isleworth, Middlesex, Miller was educated in Malta before attending the Hayling Island Secondary School (now known as The Hayling College) on Church Road, Hampshire and the Highbury Technical College (now known as Highbury College) on Dovercourt Road in Portsmouth. He went on to study at the London School of Economics where he was awarded a diploma in industrial relations in 1977. He worked initially as a laboratory technician at the Department of Geology at Portsmouth Polytechnic from 1967 and from 1977 an official of the MSF trade union.

Parliamentary careerEdit

Miller was first elected to the House of Commons at the 1992 general election when he won Ellesmere Port and Neston for Labour from the Conservatives. The sitting MP, Mike Woodcock retiring that year. In Parliament, Miller has served on numerous select committees and served for four years from 2001 to the ministers at the Department of Trade and Industry.

In 2010 Miller was confirmed as the first Chair of the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee to be elected by all members of the House. In 2005 he was confirmed as chairman of the House of Commons Regulatory Reform Committee. In 1997 he championed the case of Louise Woodward, a nanny convicted of manslaughter in Newton, Massachusetts.

He is an alumnus of the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS).

In December 2007, Miller introduced a Private Member's Bill, based on the Agency Workers Directive and known officially as the Temporary and Agency Workers (Equal Treatment) Bill 2008 to give temporary and agency workers the same rights as direct workers.[1]

He announced on 10 December 2013 that he would not stand at the next general election.[2]

Career after ParliamentEdit

Since leaving Parliament Miller has continued to work in the area of science policy. He chaired the University of Chester, Thornton Science Park Advisory Board and the Engagement Advisory Board, has recently joined the University Council and is a director of Thornton research. He was the chair of the Grantham Institute for Sustainable Futures engagement board. He is a board member of the UK Research Integrity Office a trustee of Newton's Apple and a member of the Royal Society, Science Policy Expert Advisory Committee .

The Science Council recognised him as "one of the UK’s 100 leading practising scientists" of 2014 and in November 2014 he was awarded an honorary DSc by the University of Chester and an Honorary Fellowship at Liverpool John Moore’s University in July 2015.

Personal lifeEdit

Miller is married to Fran, they have three children together.[3]


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  2. ^ BBC News: Andrew Miller to stand down as MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston in 2015 (accessed 10 December 2013)
  3. ^ "Biography". Andrew Miller. Retrieved 28 October 2015.

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