March 27, 2015
This website was established when I was the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Cities of London & Westminster. As Parliament has now been dissolved there are no MPs until after the General Election on 7 May 2015. I am seeking re-election as the Conservative candidate and have made every effort to ensure my website does not imply […]
July 28, 2014
Mark appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Westminster Hour last night with Meg Hillier MP. You can listen on iPlayer but below is a summary of his thoughts. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04bmvxn Gaza I am not sure there has been any clear break in the UK political consensus on this subject. New Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, is right to uphold […]
February 24, 2014
Mark had the following article published online over the weekend by Conservative Home, Britain’s leading Conservative blog (http://tinyurl.com/q8qmwl5) – How strange is the perennial difficulty with seeing the wood for the trees. Too often we live through momentous times without realising it. I am almost embarrassed to recall the trivial thread of memories I retain of 1989, […]
October 28, 2013
On Monday, Mark was invited to join the MPs’ panel on BBC 2’s Daily Politics. Up for discussion were the universal credit, Russell Brand’s Newsnight interview on political disenfranchisement and viral campaigning. The appearance can be viewed using the link but we also paste below a summary of Mark’s views on these topics. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-24709582 Universal […]
April 15, 2013
I was honoured to have Lady Thatcher as a member of my constituency and the Life Patron of our Conservative Association. Having listened to the many proper tributes to Mrs Thatcher during her time as leader of our Party and Prime Minister I wanted to add a more personal reflection on behalf of my Association […]
March 18, 2013
When asked about the Leveson inquiry last night on BBC Radio Four’s Westminster Hour, I suggested it was a fast moving story with all sorts of twists and turns likely in the next twenty-four hours. So it has proved. At 2.30 this morning, the terms of an agreement were finally reached between all three political […]
April 13, 2012
Perhaps predictably as MP for Cities of London & Westminster I am unashamedly pro-business. For the UK to emerge from the serious economic malaise that has impacted us all since 2008, we must prioritise global trade and economic growth. Liberating businesses from unnecessary and deeply damaging regulation, enabling them to compete, flourish and expand, resulting in all the benefits we know that follow, must be a core component of our economic strategy.
November 12, 2011
Mark was asked by the Spectator to take part in their Bookbenchers series where MPs discuss their reading material...
June 20, 2011
Mark and his wife, Vicki, are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Arabella Matilda Catherine, on Saturday morning, 18 June at St Mary’s, Paddington. Arabella weighed in at a healthy 6lbs 6oz and the family is thrilled to have a baby sister for Frederick. Mark wishes to thank all the team at St Mary's for the fantastic job they have done supporting Vicki and welcoming and caring for Arabella. He would also like to thank everyone for their warm wishes and kind words of congratulation.
January 4, 2011
Politically 2010 was the most momentous year for some decades here in the UK. To near universal surprise (save to those of us who took opinion polls at face value) May’s General Election ended as a stalemate, requiring the Conservatives to put together a coalition with the Liberal Democrats to secure office...