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Lee Anderson (British Politician) Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Career, Suspension, Net Worth, and More

Lee Anderson is a British politician, has represented Ashfield as a Member of Parliament since 2019. Originally a member of the Conservative Party, Anderson now sits in the House of Commons as an independent. He had the Conservative whip withdrawn in February 2024 due to his refusal to apologize for remarks made on GB News.


Age- 57 years



Born- 6 January 1967

Birthplace- Ashfield District, United Kingdom

Spouse- Sinead

Profession-Politician, Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom

Office-Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom since 2019

Nationality- British


Information regarding Anderson’s parents is not available. However, it is known that his father worked as a coal miner.


Anderson is married to Sinead, who served as a Conservative councillor on Mansfield District Council, representing the ward of Eakring from 2019 to 2023 and then Thompsons from 2023. He also has two sons from a previous marriage.

Lee Anderson wife


Anderson spent ten years working as a coal miner before transitioning to volunteer work with Citizens Advice, where he eventually secured a paid position for another decade. Following this, he dedicated his efforts to supporting homeless care leavers while working in hostels.

Anderson, once a member of the Labour Party, served as a Labour councillor in the 2015 Ashfield District Council election. He switched allegiance to the Conservative Party due to what he perceived as a “takeover” of Labour by the hard left, particularly through Momentum. Anderson won a seat as a Conservative councillor on Mansfield District Council from 2019 to 2021. Subsequently, he became the Conservative candidate for Ashfield in the July 2019 general election, advocating for Brexit and focusing on various issues such as education, crime, healthcare, and reducing foreign aid. He won the seat with a majority of 5,733, succeeding Labour’s Gloria De Piero.

Lee Anderson career

Anderson faced criticism for sexist remarks and controversial views on immigration and social welfare. He took over as chair of the Blue Collar Conservative caucus in October 2022, advocating for policing, immigration policies, and tax reduction. Anderson’s tenure was marked by controversy, including alleged transphobic remarks, support for capital punishment, and facing legal action over accusations of corruption. In January 2024, he resigned as Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party to support an amendment aiming to deport individuals to Rwanda, bypassing legal obstacles.

Lee Anderson’s Suspension

On February 24, 2024, Anderson faced the suspension of the Conservative parliamentary whip due to his refusal to apologize for politically contentious remarks aired by GB News. He asserted that “Islamists” held control over London, including Mayor Sadiq Khan, and allegedly influenced Keir Starmer as well.

Lee Anderson suspension

GB News released a statement on February 26, drafted by Anderson two days prior, expressing his frustration with London’s situation. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak criticized Anderson’s remarks as ill-judged and wrong but not Islamophobic. In an interview on GB News, Anderson hinted at the possibility of joining the right-wing Reform UK party. Reports later emerged of Anderson meeting with Reform UK Leader Richard Tice at a Holiday Inn in Derbyshire on February 25.

Net Worth

Lee Anderson’s estimated net worth is $50 million.

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