Mark Francois

MP, Rayleigh and Wickford

Rayleigh and Wickford Conservative

Mark Francois’s voting in Parliament

Mark Francois is a Conservative MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

This is a selection of Mark Francois’s votes.

  • Almost always voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes

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Mark Francois never rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Conservative MP for Rayleigh and Wickford

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — 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

Currently held offices

  • Minister of State (Communities and Local Government) (since 8 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (6 Sep 2012 to 8 May 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 17 debates in the last year — 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 during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 95.89% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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 — email me updates on Mark Francois’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 520 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Sep 2015.


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