Andrew Kennedy

Political Campaigning and Strategic Consultant


Campaigns matter—and if it is your name and reputation on the ballot paper, they matter most to you.

Whether you are campaigning to be Leader of the Conservative Party, to change public policy or perception, to be an elected representative (MP or Councillor) or to retain control of your council or constituency, you deserve clear, simple and effective advice.

I have been helping candidates win their campaigns for almost forty years:

  • Over fifty Members of Parliament elected or re-elected (including 16 current or former members of the government)
  • Field Director for Liz Truss Leadership Campaign
  • South East Field Manager for Boris Johnson Leadership Campaign
  • South East Regional Organiser for Vote Leave and No2Av
  • Over 2,200 local councillors elected or re-elected

Throughout my career I have adopted new and innovative campaign techniques, whilst holding firm to the view that elections are won through a very simple process; finding a candidate’s supporters and motivating them to vote.

My specialism is building campaign infrastructure and capacity, including messaging and message discipline, grassroots and volunteer recruitment, voter engagement and GOTV. Working with my partners I can also offer innovative digital and social media output, reputational management and personal coaching and speechwriting.

My tried and tested approach has resulted in outcomes which have consistently exceeded the county, regional and nation-wide averages.

Whether you are a Member of Parliament or Councillor seeking to maximise your incumbency, a Association looking to build your team, or a candidate looking for independent and honest campaign advice, I can almost certainly help.

For an informal and confidential discussion on how I might be able to help you, please click HERE to get in touch.







Endorsements




Tracey Crouch MP

Chatham & Aylesford

“Andrew has been with me since I was first selected in 2006. He has guided me throughout that time including four General Elections, increasing both my majority and vote share every time. I couldn't have done it without him. ”

Simon Cook

Canterbury Conservative Association

“Andrew’s built an election winning machine in West Kent that’s the envy of the rest of us. It’s not by good luck that they win, but by relentlessly concentrating on what works, driven by Andrew’s experience and energy.”



Cllr Steve Bell CBE

Former President of the National Convention

“Andrew ‘gets it’. More than anyone I have ever met, he understands the importance of targeted campaigning, and has the ability and knowledge to know exactly what needs to be done and how to do it.”

Stewart Jackson

Former Member of Parliament for Peterborough

“If you’re serious about developing a strategy which wins elections and gives you a permanent competitive advantage Andrew Kennedy is really your only choice. Dedicated, hardworking, a proven fundraising maestro and campaigning guru. Why waste time on anyone else?”

Maria Caulfield MP

Lewes

“Andrew knew immediately that without winning constituencies like mine, we would not form a government. From the day I was selected he has been relentless in driving campaign support and helping ensure I had the tools I needed to win. He is outstanding.”


Cllr Ian Lewis

Leader of the Conservative Group (Wirral)

“Here in Wirral, many of us refer to Andrew as “the guru” as whatever the problem, he seems to have a solution. His energy and determination to win are a real inspiration to those of us fighting in Metropolitan areas.”

Karl McCartney JP MP

Member of Parliament for Lincoln 2010-2017 and 2019 - present

“Andrew is free-thinking and his approach to campaigning and changing the ‘tired’ way we might do things is not only refreshing, but heartening. I would have no hesitation in working with him, for him, or seeking his wise counsel on any issue at anytime and would recommend his sound advice to anyone."

William Rutherford

Chairman, West Kent Group

“There is no doubt that bringing Andrew on-board was transformative for our organisation. Both the breadth of his knowledge and the depth of his experience are truly inspirational. Not only did he change the way we did things, he fundamentally shifted the way we think about challenges.”



Rt Hon Tom Tugendhat MBE MP

Tonbridge & Malling - Minister for Security

“I am immensely fortunate to have had Andrew as my Agent in 2015, 2017 and 2019. He is one of those rare people in politics who says what he will do then delivers it, on time, no fuss and within budget. He has never let me down.”






Craig Mackinlay MP

South Thanet

"Andrew ran my 2017 and 2019 Parliamentary Campaigns and my association had no hesitation to use his services again for the 2019 district elections. Andrew is one of those rare people who doesn't just tell people what to do, but takes the time to explain why they are doing it, and the difference it makes. He manages to combine forensic attention to detail while making politics and campaigning fun."



Cllr Teresa O'Neill

Leader of London Borough of Bexley Conservative Group

"Under Andrew's expert guidance and strategic support, Bexley Conservatives have exceeded our highest expectations for two successive elections. He delivered everything he said that he would, on time, within budget and with good humour. We are delighted to secure his services again for 2022 when we came London’s flagship and safest Conservative council.”

Matthew Scott

Kent Police & Crime Commissioner

"I was delighted to recruit Andrew's services for my 2021 re-election campaign. His joint approach with the County Council campaign brought substantial cost savings to both and a unified message under which all Conservatives could unite. We achieved the best ever result, a Kent wide vote share of 58%, the highest ever and the 2nd best Conservative result in the UK."

Roger Gough CC

Leader of Kent County Council

"As our 2021 Campaign Manager and Agent, Andrew achieved remarkable results, particularly with his direct mail. Across Kent over 20,000 additional Conservative postal voters were recruited and Crime and Community Survey identified 30,000 new Conservative pledges. "

Fair Charging Policy


I follow a fair and transparent charging policy, and I will always quote you the best rate for my services; be that hourly, half day or full day rate. Occasionally I will charge a fixed rate for a project. When I use sub-contractors or associates / partners, they will charge you separately for their work. I do not accept commission payments and fees from any third party I engage to support your campaign requirements.

For an informal and confidential chat, please contact me.


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