Andrew Wigmore

Andy Wigmore
Born (1966-06-01) June 1, 1966 (age 52)
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England
CitizenshipBelize, United Kingdom
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
TitleSenior Justice of the Peace of Belize
Term2012–present
Political partyUKIP
Spouse(s)Cath Wigmore
Children2

Andrew Bruce Wigmore is a political activist, former diplomat, athlete, and businessman.[1][2] Known for his representation of Belize at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and his work on the Leave.EU campaign during the UK's 2016 referendum on membership of the European Union he is a prominent associate of Arron Banks and Nigel Farage.[3][4]

Life[]

Wigmore was born in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. He is half Belizean and claimed citizenship of that country in 1998.[5] He attended the Sacred Heart College in Droitwich.

He has worked in communications mainly privately until 2016 when he was director of communications for Arron Banks' Leave.EU campaign.[4][6]

He also held a diplomatic role as a Trade & Investment Minister Council at the Belize High Commission in London, a Diplomatic position bound by the Vienna Convention. Following Wigmore's highly publicised meeting with then President-elect of the United States Donald Trump complaints arose regarding Wigmore forgoing his "duty not to interfere in the internal affairs [of another country]” as an accred diplomat. Wigmore's role with the Belizean High commission ended on January 23, 2017.[7]

Athletics[]

Wigmore represented Belize at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in shooting. He competed in the men's trap event ranking 31st and 36th respectively on the first and second day of qualification. He failed to qualify any further.[3] He also attempted to represent Belize again at the Rio olympics.[4]

References[]

  1. ^ "Londoner's Diary: Sugar coating for Belizeans' own Brexiteer". Evening Standard. 2016-08-18. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  2. ^ "12 athletes to represent Belize in Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games - The San Pedro Sun News". The San Pedro Sun News. 2014-07-11. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  3. ^ a b "Glasgow 2014 - Andrew Wigmore Profile". g2014results.thecgf.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  4. ^ a b c "Five key Brexiteers have paid a visit to the President-Elect in Trump Tower". The Independent. 2016-11-14. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  5. ^ "Meritorious Service Award: Andrew Wigmore" (PDF). Belizean Capital Weekly (PDF). September 22, 2013. p. 20. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 12, 2015.
  6. ^ "Andrew Bruce WIGMORE - Personal Appointments (free information from Companies House)". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  7. ^ "Leave crusader loses Belize envoy job after Johnson intervention". Retrieved 2017-04-21.