Andy Graham started his career as a teacher of French and Drama and then went on to run his own business, the internationally acclaimed Snap Theatre Company based in Hertfordshire which he ran for over 25 years pioneering theatre in education and winning the Prince Michael Award for Read Safety. He has reached over 3.5 million children and young people with over 220 plays and educational projects touring the UK in theatres and schools.
He is also a writer of children's books and has published plays including Sense and Sensibility (which also toured the USA,) The Borrowers and Maurice.
He set up a charity in 2005 to develop teacher training support in schools all over the world including Rwanda, Romania, Bangladesh, The Gambia and the UK.
Andy was chair of the Local Government Arts Forum between 1998 and 2003 and was a member of the Arts Council of GB during the same period
Andy has been elected a district councillor for 16 continuous years on East Herts District Council and 9 years as a town council becoming its Mayor in 1998/1999.
He has stood for parliament twice in the Clacton By Election 2014 and stood against David Cameron in 2015.
Andy is a strong advocate of ensuring in whatever walk of life but particularly in education, that has everyone has equal opportunity to reach their maximum potential.