Antoinette Sandbach is the MP for Eddisbury.
Married to husband Matt, Antoinette has a young daughter aged 12 and a much loved black spaniel.
Antoinette practised as a barrister for 10 years from Chambers at 9 Bedford Row, London. During this time she served two terms on the Bar Council and provided legal aid advice and support for those that needed it.
In 2011 she was elected as a regional Assembly Member for the North Wales area and was appointed Shadow Rural Affairs Minister where she had an excellent reputation for being a voice for the farming community in the Assembly. Antoinette is known for helping out constituents when they come to her with a problem which needs assistance.
In 2014 she was appointed Shadow Minister for the Environment responsible for scrutinising Labour Ministers in the Welsh Assembly which has budget of £15 billion. She also sat on the Assembly’s Environment & Sustainability Committee. Instrumental in developing policy to help rural communities, she also fought a sustained campaign against the proposed “black route” for the M4 which will damage internationally recognised wetland sites in South Wales.
Antoinette has experience of speaking up for local people and has fought successful campaigns to retain local health services, fighting against the closure of local hospitals, campaigning for improved healthcare and successfully campaigning to keep local NHS dental services. She has been a powerful advocate for rural issues, speaking up for farmers, campaigning for better broadband access for rural communities and encouraging action to be taken to tackle mobile “not spots”.
Antoinette was a patron of the Chrysalis charity for a number of years raising money to provide counselling for bereaved parents before it merged with Hope House, and has herself raised over £15,000 for local charities in recent years.
In May 2015 Antoinette was elected as the Member of Parliament for Eddisbury.