" Andrew has been with me since I was first selected in 2006. He guided me through the long campaign and the 2010, 2015 and 2017 elections, increasing my vote share every time. I couldn’t have done it without him "
" I am immensely fortunate to have had Andrew as my agent in both 2015 and 2017. 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."
" 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."
" 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"
With over thirty-five years experience, seven parliamentary elections and almost 2,000 local council candidates under his belt, Andrew Kennedy is one of the country’s most experienced campaigners.
Throughout his career Andrew has led the field in adopting innovative campaign techniques, whilst holding firm to the view that elections are won through a very simple process; finding your supporters and getting them to vote.
He was one of the first Conservative agents to use telephone canvassing in the UK; co-authoring the training pamphlet “Ringing the Changes” in the late 1980s. He also pioneered postal surveys and most recently personalised election literature with the message changing from house-to-house and street-to-street.
This innovative approach tied to traditional and proven election-winning principles has resulted in election results which have consistently exceeded the county, regional and nation-wide averages.
Andrew’s abilities don’t just apply to elections. He has a strong record in fundraising, activist and volunteer recruitment, training and development, maximising incumbency and research.
In 2012 Andrew was one of the principal architects of the West Kent Conservative Group, bringing together three strong and successful Associations into one Grouping. The group has subsequently increased to six Associations with two more investigating their options.
Andrew is probably best known through his campaign blog Voting and Boating and his regular columns on the Conservative Home website, in which he shares best practice and his views of campaigning and party reform.
Since September 2017 Andrew has been working part time for West Kent whilst developing his own consultancy, offering an opportunity for others to share his experience.
Whether you are an Association looking to build your team, a Council/Group Leader looking to win the next local election, an MP seeking to maximise your incumbency or a candidate looking for independent campaign advice and support, Andrew can almost certainly help.
“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."
"Andrew ran my 2017 Parliamentary Campaign 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."
"Under Andrew's expert guidance and strategic support, Bexley Conservatives achieved one of the strongest performances in London in 2018, winning all of our target wards and even extending gains into seats Labour believed they would win. He delivered everything he said that he would, on time, within budget and with good humour."
Whether you are an Association Officer looking for help or support, a Member of Parliament seeking to maximise your incumbency, a candidate in search of independent campaign advice or a Conservative Group Leader looking to gain or retain control, I believe I have the experience to help you win.
It is a great honour to have helped set-up and run the West Kent Group of Conservative Associations, and I look forward to my continued involvement in the years ahead. However it is fair to say that the next election will not be won or lost in the leafy suburbs of Kent.
I have launched this consultancy to offer help and support to those Associations and candidates who might not have the benefit of a campaign professional.
Whilst I need to earn a living, my charges and fees are set at a very reasonable rate.
The next election will not be the same contest between Right and Left, it will be a fight for the heart and soul of our wonderful country, in which the traditional values of decency, free enterprise, economic stability and strong defence will be pitted against an extreme Labour Party driven by Marxist ideology, determined to undermine everything we stand for.
If I can help “level the playing field” and provide you with the tools you need to win, I will have achieved my goal. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if I can help.
For my services as a Campaign Consultant I charge by the hour (£50), by the half day (£200) or by the full day (£350) plus travel. I am happy to discuss fees for longer term projects. I will always charge the most economical rate for the work I do and will invoice you through my company “Andrew Kennedy Campaigning Ltd”. To contact me for an initial discussion about these services, or anything that may not be on this list which I may be able to help with, please fill out the form below.