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  • March 6, 2013

    The scandal at Mid Staffs

    Mark is one of the sponsors of a Motion calling for the resignation of David Nicholson as Chief Executive of the NHS following the scandalous treatment of patients at Mid Staffs and the avoidable deaths that occurred at that Trust from 2008-2010. Speaking to the Telegraph, he said, it was “mind-boggling” that Sir David is […]
  • February 23, 2013

    The deeper discontent beneath the mansion tax debate

    ‘It’s like the Harrods sale!’ exclaimed Rob Tincknell in January. As Chief Executive of the Battersea Power Station Development Company, it was no surprise that he greeted the stampede to secure new Battersea homes with elation. More than £600 million worth of prime London properties – three quarters of the 800 homes on site – […]
  • February 22, 2013

    Is the City a Drain on Talent? – Mark speaks at the Oxford Union

    Mark was asked to join a debate at the Oxford Union in opposition to the Motion, ‘This House Believes the City is a Drain on Talent’. Joining him in opposition were Chris Saul of Slaughter & May, James Uffindell of Bright Network and Robin Geffen of Neptune Investment Management. In proposition were Claire Perry MP, Doug […]
  • February 19, 2013

    Your Choice – Tackling Youth Violence

    Find out how Westminster City Council are tackling youth violence in Pimlico – Saturday 23 February, 11am-4pm Johnson’s Place, opposite Coleridge House, Churchill Gardens Drop in and speak to the council about what they are doing in your area Meet young people who are taking positive action to help others their age choose the right path Join in […]
  • February 8, 2013

    Mark appeared on Friday’s Daily Politics to discuss banking reform. You can view that appearance at around 9 minutes in on BBC iPlayer. Mark’s notes on the issues being discussed can be read below.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01qmrgc/Daily_Politics_08_02_2013/ RINGFENCE –          I have always been sceptical about the practicability of a ringfence; if it is such a great idea, […]
  • February 6, 2013

    Metropolitan Police Service

    Mark made the following contribution to a debate in Westminster Hall on the Metropolitan Police Service: Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster, Conservative) I congratulate Mr Thomas on securing this important debate. Ten short days ago, my constituency was home to an appalling tragedy. A 16-year-old boy, Hani El Kheir, was brutally murdered in the street. Walking along Lupus […]
  • February 4, 2013

    Bash the banks and global companies if you must, be we need them more than ever

    Berate banks and bankers if you wish. Slate the tax arrangements of large multinationals, whose contributions in VAT and employers’ national insurance remains substantial even if their corporate tax contributions (thanks to a hopelessly complicated UK tax code) fall short of that demanded by a print media (whose own holding companies are operated by tax-efficient […]
  • January 31, 2013

    Pimlico Community Meeting

    There will be a community meeting held at Churchill Gardens Hall, 6.30pm next Thursday (7 February) regarding the dreadful events on Sunday night that led to the death of young Pimlico resident, Hani El-Kheir. I shall be attending along with the police and council representatives. I have also tweeted the details but my team and […]
  • January 30, 2013

    Proposed closure of Westminster fire station

    Mark and Westminster City Council have been concerned by the Mayor of London’s plans to close Westminster fire station in Greycoat Place, Victoria. As Mark understands it, the justification put forward for closing these fire stations in large part relies on the fact that fires are rarer in modern buildings. However, as 75% of Westminster is a conservation […]
  • January 28, 2013

    Stabbing on Lupus Street, Pimlico

    Along with local constituents, Mark was deeply shocked to learn of the stabbing of a teenage boy that took place last night on Lupus Street, Pimlico. Police were called to the scene at 18.50 however the sixteen year-old boy, a local constituent and Pimlico Academy student, sadly died at 20.45 in a south London hospital. […]