The Right Honourable Andrew John Bower Mitchell MP (born 23 March 1956) is a British Conservative Party politician and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sutton Coldfield. He was appointed as Secretary of State for International Development on 12 May 2010, and as a Privy Counsellor on 13 May 2010.
Andrew Mitchell was born in Hampstead in north London, and is the son of David Mitchell, a former Conservative MP and junior Government minister.
Mitchell was educated at Rugby School, an independent school in the market town of Rugby in Warwickshire. After a short-service commission in the Royal Tank Regiment, he went up to Jesus College, Cambridge, where he studied History. He was Chairman of the Cambridge University Conservative Association in Michaelmas 1977 and the President of the Cambridge Union in 1978.