Andrew Stunell

Liberal Democrat Communities & Local Government Minister

Andrew Stunell is the Liberal Democrat MP for Hazel Grove and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

He was first elected in 1997 and has held a number of senior positions within the Liberal Democrats, including Shadow Communities Secretary, Energy Spokesperson and Chief Whip. He was Vice Chair of the Lib Dem 2010 General Election Campaign, and was a member of the four-man team that negotiated the coalition deal with the Conservatives.

Andrew has a strong background in local government, having previously served on Stockport MBC, and on Cheshire County Council (where he led the Liberal Democrat Group), as well as running the Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors (ALDC) for seven years. He has also written extensively on local government policy issues.

In 2004, after coming top of the Private Members’ Bill ballot, he successfully steered his Sustainable and Secure Buildings Act through parliament and on to the statute book.

Andrew’s Ministerial responsibilities include the Building Regulations, Faith Race and Cohesion, Housing and Regeneration policy, and the Big Society.