Scott Andrews is a Canadian politician. He represented the Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district of Avalon from his election in the 2008 Canadian federal election until his defeat in the 2015 federal election. Originally a member of the Liberal Party, he most recently sat as an independent.Prior to being elected MP he served on the Conception Bay South Town Council.Life and careerAndrews was born in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. He served as a Member of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans and a Member of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs.Andrews introduced Bill C-464 on October 23, 2009, and received unanimous support from all political parties in the House of Commons to advance the bill to the Standing Committee on Justice & Human Rights on December 4, 2009. Andrews was moved to bring this bill forward in memory of Zachary Turner, a child who was killed by his mother. The bill seeks to change the Criminal Code of Canada to allow the courts to justify refusing bail to those accused of serious crimes in the name of protecting their children. In December 2010, Zachary's Bill became law when it was given Royal Assent by Governor General David Johnston. This marked the first time a Member of Parliament from Newfoundland & Labrador successfully passed a Private Member's Bill.