Andrew Lawton is a broadcaster, columnist and public speaker. Most recently, he hosted the Andrew Lawton Show on 980 CFPL in London, and wrote a national column for Global News.
A near-lifelong Londoner, Andrew has always been a champion of small business, also advocating throughout his career for financial responsibility and accountability in government.
Like one in two Canadians, Andrew has been personally impacted by mental illness—dealing with depression and surviving a suicide attempt. One of the reasons he wants to get into public office is to breath new ideas into the mental healthcare system in Ontario, driving for a patient-centred approach to healthcare delivery for mental and physical health.
As a broadcaster, Andrew has interviewed prime ministers, cabinet ministers, authors and other world changers—driving conversations and challenging ideas to find the answers to society’s tough questions. He wants to bring that drive and that spirit to Queen’s Park, to be a full-time advocate for London West.
As a columnist, Andrew’s commentary and analysis has been published in the Toronto Sun, Global News, the National Post, the Edmonton Sun and in the Washington Post, along with other publications.
He has also appeared as a commentator on Sun News Network, CTV National News, BBC World, Global News, TVO, and CTS.
Andrew and his wife, Jennifer, live in London.