Welcome to my website
I'm Andrew Bingham and I'm delighted to have been re-elected to represent the High Peak in Parliament, having done so since May 2010. I was born in the High Peak, and having lived here all my life it has meant a great deal to me to be able to stand up for our area in Parliament and make sure that local people had a strong voice in Westminster.
On this website you will find how to contact me as well as examples of some issues and campaigns I've been involved with. There are also links to local organisations and other local information which should be of use to you if you live in the constituency. If you are a constituent and would like to get in touch, I would be very happy to hear from you.
Local MP Andrew Bingham has this week been making final preparations for his Golf Challenge Sponsored by Nestlé Waters, which takes place on Friday (1 July) in aid of the four Mountain Rescue Teams across the High Peak.
The High Peak MP will be playing nine holes of golf on each of the seven courses in the High Peak. As well as overall sponsorship from Nestlé Waters, the nine holes played on each course are also being sponsored by various companies:
The part of the challenge played on Glossop and District Golf Club is sponsored by British Spirals & Castings; the Sickleholme Golf Club part of the challenge by Otter Controls; Hope Golf Club by Hope Construction Materials; the 9 holes at Buxton & High Peak Golf Club by The Old Hall Hotel and No. 6 The Square Tearooms; Cavendish Golf Club by Lea Manufacturing and Aggregate Industries; New Mills Golf Club by Swizzels Matlow, and the 9 holes at Chapel-en-le-Frith Golf Club by Avanti Conveyers.
In addition, Hockerley Consult are sponsoring the Golf Balls, with every ball hit by Andrew on the day having their logo on it.
For the people playing the golf rounds with Andrew, the Ferodo Challenge Sponsored by Federal Mogul will see them take part in a ‘Nearest the Pin’ competition.
Other sponsors are England Golf and Glossop Business Network, with High Peak Business Club sponsoring the Shot Challenge, to guess how many shots Andrew will take over the 63 holes. To make a free guess, email
with your details and your guess by 5pm on Thursday 30 June. The closest guess will win a prize donated by Andrew.
People can also donate by going to www.justgiving.com/AndrewBinghamGolf
“Whilst the tumultuous events of the last week are at the forefront of my mind, the date for the Golf Challenge has been set for some time so it must go ahead. I’m looking forward to the challenge, it’s going to be hard work, but the work the Mountain Rescue Teams do is a lot harder, and they do it all year round. I’m therefore pleased that I can help them in this way, and I’m very grateful to all the sponsors for their support.”
I'm completely shocked and saddened at the appalling murder of Jo Cox. Jo was a conscientious, passionate and hardworking MP, well-liked by politicians of all sides. Her death is an absolute tragedy, and my heart goes out to her husband and children.
Following the momentous decision to leave the European Union, I will put a more detailed article on here within the next few days. The High Peak, like the country narrowly voted to leave and, as you will know, my own view was that Britain would be better out of the European Union, and I am still of that opinion. Events will move quickly over the next few hours and days and, given the surprise at this result, there will now be a period of uncertainty, but it is important that we are pragmatic and remain calm.
I am sorry that the Prime Minister has decided that he will stand down before October, however he is clear that we need a period of stability that he will stay to oversee.
There are those who felt I campaigned too much for leaving and there are those who feel I didn't campaign hard enough. However, I was always clear from the start that I would not use my position to hector or cajole people into agreeing with my view, because it was and is my belief that the principle of a referendum is that it is for the people to decide, having come to their own decision, and then it is the duty of elected representatives to follow and implement that decision, which is what I will strive to do.
I will update this article as further developments occur.
Local MP Andrew Bingham visited New Mills Primary School recently, to talk to their School Council ahead of their forthcoming visit to London.
The hard-working politician spoke to them about life in Westminster and what the job of an MP entails, as well as how Parliament and Government works. He also met with the School Governors following his meeting with the School Council.
“I’m always happy to go along to schools and speak to pupils about how Government works, the role of MPs, and to answer any questions they have about the political process.
“Whilst I am passionate about getting young people more interested in politics, I’m also very careful not to be party political. I see it as part of my job to help foster their interest in the world around them, but it’s not up to me to tell them that one specific way is better than another.
“The pupils at New Mills seemed very interested in how things work and what goes on in Westminster, and it was a pleasure to speak to them.”
School Council Lead, Cara Williams, said:
"Andrew spoke to the children with enthusiasm and humour, answering their questions openly and honestly. The children are looking forward to meeting him again at the Houses of Parliament."