Mark Francois

MP, Rayleigh and Wickford

Rayleigh and Wickford Conservative

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How Mark Francois voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
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Mark Francois hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Qatar 29 Oct 2014

    I am withholding the information as its disclosure would or would be likely to prejudice relations between the United Kingdom and another State.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Iraq 29 Oct 2014

    It is not our practice to comment in detail on specific operational targets as to do so would or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Warships 28 Oct 2014

    Ships' and submarines' complements are not fixed; they vary, even across a Class, due to equipment fits and in response to specific tasking. The tables attached show the average number of liability positions for each platform when in its normal operating role. Royal Navy Crew Compliments - 210751 (Word Document, 303.5 KB)

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Conservative MP for Rayleigh and Wickford

Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Also represented Rayleigh

Expenses

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Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Defence
  • Departmental Expenditure
  • Gershon Review
  • Departments: Furniture
  • Departmental Fixed Assets
  • Departments: Official Cars

Currently held offices

  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (17 Jan 2011 to 8 Mar 2011)
  • Member, Administration Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 22 Oct 2012)
  • Member, Selection Committee (21 Jun 2010 to 9 May 2013)
  • The Vice-Chamberlain of Her Majesty's Household (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Minister (Europe), Foreign Affairs (27 Jul 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister for Europe, Foreign Affairs (19 Jan 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Foreign Affairs (6 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
  • Shadow Minister (Europe), Foreign Affairs (27 Mar 2007 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister, Treasury (20 May 2005 to 27 Mar 2007)
  • Shadow Minister, Economic Affairs (9 Sep 2004 to 20 May 2005)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Assistant Chief Whip, Whips (10 May 2004 to 20 Oct 2004)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 10 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 80.99% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 118 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Mark Francois’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 493 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

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