Andrew Mitchell

(Andrew John Bower Mitchell)

Andrew Mitchell
Andrew Mitchell
  • Born: March 23, 1956
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Politician









Andrew John Bower Mitchell is a British Conservative Party politician who was first elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sutton Coldfield in 2001. Previously, he was the MP for Gedling from 1987 to 1997. Mitchell served in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for International Development from 2010 to 2012, and then briefly as Government Chief Whip in the House of Commons until he resigned after losing the confidence of many of his colleagues following an alleged altercation with a police officer; referred to as "Plebgate".

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All of Britain's aid is spent in Britain's national interests, and some of it contributes to Britain's national security as well.
Britain is doing brilliant things around the world and that is why I described as a 'superpower on development.'
Britain, today, educates 4.8 million primary school children in Britain. And we educate five million primary school children around the developing world, at a cost of 2.5 per cent of what we spend on British children.
Climate change is having a dramatic effect on the ground.
I have apologised to the police.
In India there are more poor people in three states... than there are in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa.
It is conflict overall that mires people in poverty. That is the first law of development.
It is vital that the entire international system is ready to meet the challenges of future disasters. Future
Libyans have to work together for a new Libya. They should keep in place the sinews of security. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
My argument is that charity does indeed start at home, but it doesn't stop there.
My top priority will be to secure maximum value for money in aid through greater transparency, rigorous independent evaluation and an unremitting focus on results. Money, Coins & Minting
Tackling deprivation around the world is a moral imperative and firmly in Britain's national interest.
The UK public have repeatedly shown enormous generosity to those in need.
There is a legitimate role for development education in the UK, but I do not believe these projects give the taxpayer value for money. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Money, Coins & Minting
There's nothing to be said for opposition. You can only talk about things and you can lay your plans. You can't actually achieve very much; you have to be in government for that. Government
You can see how an increase in the water level would wipe out hundreds of thousands of people's homes.