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...
August 11, 2010
Now that summer recess is upon is, we have rounded up a list of Mark's newspaper appearances so that constituents can get a feel for the sorts of issues he has been campaigning on since the new parliament began. The links to each individual article have been included but we cannot take any responsibility for the use and content of external sites once you leave Mark's own website. ...
November 1, 2009
The following article was published today in the magazine of Mark's local Association, Blueprint. As I have included with this Blueprint a collection of some of the financial writings and speeches that I have made over the last eighteen months I wanted to write in a more cheerful way about the oppo...
September 16, 2009
From time to time an almost religious fervour surrounds an idea. A consensus emerges about its importance which relegates to the margins any sensible or open discussion about the issue...
March 30, 2009
Another week, another set of MPs' expenses scandals. But make no mistake - the revelations surrounding Tony McNulty and Jacqui Smith are only the tip of a much bigger iceberg...