Mark Francois

Former MP, Rayleigh and Wickford

Rayleigh and Wickford Conservative

A selection of Mark Francois's votes

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  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
  • Voted moderately for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Details
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
  • Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Details
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Details

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Mark Francois hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Members: Correspondence 26 Mar 2015

    An error has been identified in the written answer given on 09 December 2014. The correct answer should have been: I will reply to the hon. Member before the House rises for the Christmas recess.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Syria 26 Mar 2015

    As stated in the Written Ministerial Statement released to the House by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence (Michael Fallon) on 26 March 2015, the UK will be contributing trainers and headquarters staff to the Coalition efforts to train and equip the Syrian moderate opposition.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Territorial Waters 24 Mar 2015

    Holding answer received on 09 March 2015 The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is just one organisation with a role in the security of the United Kingdom's (UK) territorial waters. To reflect this cross-Government responsibility, under the UK National Strategy for Maritime Security, a Ministerial working group, chaired by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, has been established to focus on...

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Former Conservative MP for Rayleigh and Wickford

Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election

Also represented Rayleigh

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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

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (6 Sep 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (17 Jan 2011 to 8 Mar 2011)
  • Member, Administration Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 22 Oct 2012)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (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) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Paymaster General (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Economic Secretary (Treasury) (10 May 2004 to 10 May 2005)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (10 May 2002 to 10 May 2004)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — 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 80.39% 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.
  • 111 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 514 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

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