Andrew Robathan was appointed Minister of State for Northern Ireland in October 2013. He is the Conservative MP for south Leicestershire.
Andrew was educated at Merchant Taylors’ School in Northwood and studied modern history at Oriel College, Oxford. He later attended the Army Staff College in Camberley.
Andrew was previously Minister of State for the Armed Forces. He has also held the post of Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans. He has been an MP since 1992.
Career outside politics
Andrew served around the world in the Coldstream Guards from 1974 to 1989. He then volunteered to re-join the army in 1991 and served as Chief of Staff of the Prisoner of War Guard Force in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait. He later worked for BP from 1991 to 1992.
Andrew is married and has 2 children.
Minister of State for Northern Ireland
The Northern Ireland Office is responsible for overseeing the Northern Ireland devolution settlement and representing Northern Ireland interests at UK government level and UK government interests in Northern Ireland.
The minister is responsible for:
- Human rights
- Electoral law