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Category: News & Articles

  • May 7, 2009

    Why These European Elections Matter

    The St Andrew's Club has been given a major boost after Cllr Duncan Sandys, the new Lord Mayor of Westminster, confirmed that it would be his Charity of the Year. Mark is the...
  • May 1, 2009

    Tales From The Front Line

    Few in the financial services industry will mourn the end of 2008, which will rank as its most tumultuous year certainly since 1974, or perhaps even 1931. Few wise men (or women) would dare predict how the year ahead will shape up...
  • April 23, 2009

    Which Way Now For Banking And The Economy?

    If there are any crumbs of comfort to be gained for the Chancellor in this week's Budget – and I suspect there are very few – no-one can accuse him of putting an overly bright face...
  • April 22, 2009

    The Right Of Residents To Protest

    At regular intervals, year in, year out, pockets of our central London constituency can be found under siege. Barriers are erected, roads diverted, residents' routines disturbed...
  • April 21, 2009

    Cecil Court Shops Under Threat

    As we City residents know, one of the greatest pleasures about shopping in London is not fighting the gauntlet of Oxford Street and elbowing one's way into stores that can be found in the average British high street....
  • April 21, 2009

    Mark Speaks Up For Hyde Park Friends

    Mark featured in the following article in the Evening Standard regarding the closure of the lodge at Hyde Park Corner to local voluntary group, The Friends of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens...
  • April 15, 2009

    The Death Of Ian Tomlinson

    Our Capital city is in a heightened state of alert as people plot to bring chaos to the streets. An unfortunate bystander dies and the Metropolitan Police are implicated...
  • April 6, 2009

    My Week: Mark Field’s Diary

    One of the unsung advantages of parliamentary life is the opportunity for some flexibility in the daily routine. I normally spend half an hour each morning with Frederick, my fifteen month old son. Like many forty something first time fathers,...
  • March 30, 2009

    Calling Time On MPs Expenses Scam

    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...
  • March 25, 2009

    Government’s Inflation-Busting

    Mark prepared the following notes for the Opposition Day debate on the government's plans to increase business rates from April. Unfortunately he was called to the Procedure Committee so was unable to participate in the debate....