Andrew Edmund Armstrong
Selous (born 27 April 1962) is a politician in the United Kingdom. He is Conservative Party Member of Parliament for South West Bedfordshire.
London-born, he was
educated at the London School of Economics, receiving a BSc
in Industry & Trade in 1984.
He was a member of the
in First Squadron, Honourable Artillery Company
and then the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, from 1981-94. From
1988-94, he was a director of his family firm CNS Electronics (now
). From 1991-2001, he was an underwriter
at Great Lakes
On 7 November 2006 he was promoted to Shadow Minister for Work and
Pensions. He was first elected in 2001, and had
previously contested Sunderland North seat in 1997.
He is a director and prominent
member of the Conservative Christian
Selous MP voted in favour of the military campaign in Iraq based upon
the assurances of the Attorney General Lord Goldsmith as to the legality of the
action (Hansard, Iraq: Legality of Armed Force 17 March 2003), who
"Has clearly advised the Government that the military campaign in
Iraq is clearly legal" - (Selous, 31 March 2003).
He married Harriet Marston in August 1993 in Wensleydale
. They have three daughters.