Andrew Bowie (politician)
Andrew Campbell Bowie (born 28 May 1987) is a Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party politician. He has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine since the 2017 general election, when he unseated the incumbent Scottish National Party MP Stuart Donaldson.
|Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister|
29 December 2018 – 24 July 2019
|Prime Minister||Theresa May|
|Preceded by||Seema Kennedy|
|Succeeded by||Alex Burghart|
|Member of Parliament |
for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
|Assumed office |
9 June 2017
|Preceded by||Stuart Donaldson|
|Born||28 May 1987|
|Alma mater||Britannia Royal Naval College|
University of Aberdeen
|Years of service||2007–10|
Early life and education
Bowie was born in Arbroath and educated at Inverurie Academy in Aberdeenshire. While studying at Inverurie Academy, Bowie was chosen to join the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, playing the Scottish Fiddle. After leaving school, he joined the Royal Navy and attended Britannia Royal Naval College before serving as an officer, achieving the rank of Sub-Lieutenant. After leaving the Navy, Bowie read History and Politics at the University of Aberdeen, where he was elected Chairman of the University of Aberdeen Conservative and Unionist Association for the 2012/13 academic year.
After graduating from the University of Aberdeen, Bowie was employed as a Military Projects Coordinator for Westhill-based diving equipment supplier Divex. Bowie left Divex in January 2014 to assume a post as the North Scotland Campaign Manager for the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, and was seconded to the Better Together campaign for the duration of the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum. Following the referendum, Bowie transitioned to parliamentary politics by serving as a senior advisor to the Conservative MEP for Scotland Ian Duncan MEP. In 2016, following the Scottish Parliament election, 2016, Bowie was hired as Chief of Staff to Liam Kerr MSP, who was elected as the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Member of Scottish Parliament for the North East Scotland region.
Bowie was elected as an MP in June 2017. From October that year until June 2018, he was a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee.
In December 2018, he was promoted to Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister by Theresa May until her resignation in July 2019.
In August 2019, Bowie was appointed as one of six Vice Chairmen of the Conservative Party.
|Liberal Democrats||John Waddell||6,263||11.7||+3.1|
|Liberal Democrats||John Waddell||4,461||8.6||-12.8|
|Conservative gain from SNP||Swing|
- "Andrew Bowie MP". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
- Davidson, Peter (9 June 2017). "Bowie says 'people have spoken' after landslide win in West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine". Evening Express. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
- "Bowie, Andrew". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. 2018 (February 2018 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 13 February 2018. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
- PoliticsHome.com (1 July 2019). "Unparliamentary Language: Andrew Bowie". PoliticsHome.com. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
- "Who are Scotland's new MPs?". BBC News. 9 June 2017.
- McKiernan, Jennifer. "First Scottish Conservative promoted to leave the back benches is Andrew Bowie". Press and Journal. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
- "General Election 2019". Aberdeenshire Council. Aberdeenshire Council. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
- "Aberdeenshire West & Kincardine parliamentary constituency - Election 2019". Retrieved 15 December 2019.
- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Contributions in Parliament at Hansard
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament
for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine