Mark’s interests outside his political activities are local London history, buying pictures, walking and pop/rock music. He is also a lifelong sports fan. His first love is cricket and he occasionally plays for the Lords and Commons team. Mark also follows soccer avidly, especially Bury, the team he has supported since he was a young boy. In this context he has served as a Member of the All Party Football Group in its detailed enquiries on Finances (2003) and Governance (2008).
He currently lives in Westminster with his wife, Vicki, a celebrity agent, their son, Frederick, who was born in December 2007, and their daughter, Arabella, who was born in June 2011.