Mark Spencer

MP, Sherwood

Sherwood Conservative

Mark Spencer’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Mark Spencer sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Mark Spencer consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Mark Spencer has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • BHS 25 Apr 2016

    I trust the Minister recognises that it is the administrator who is in charge of this whole situation. Will she encourage the administrator to look forward, not back, and will she ensure that the administrator understands that the best way in which to protect people’s pensions and jobs—and the creditors—is to find a credible buyer for the group?
  • Junior Doctors Contracts 25 Apr 2016

    Will the Secretary of State use the Dispatch Box this afternoon to appeal directly to junior doctors to ignore the militant BMA, to turn up to work tomorrow, to acknowledge that the Government have met the BMA over 70 times and made more than 70 concessions round the negotiating table, and to put patients first and make sure that my constituents get the level of health service, seven days a...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Tax Havens 19 Apr 2016

    I congratulate the Chancellor on the work that he has done to close loopholes—more than any previous Chancellor—but does he recognise that a low-tax economy will attract wealthy people from all over the world to invest in our economy, create jobs and pay more tax, so the Exchequer draws more tax in the end?

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Conservative MP for Sherwood

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Home Department
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Transport
  • Ministerial Visits: Nottinghamshire
  • Green Deal
  • Tobacco: Smuggling
  • Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation
  • Nottinghamshire

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (4 Nov 2013 to 10 Dec 2013)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (4 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 62 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Mark Spencer’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 5 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 93.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 9 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 97 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Mark Spencer’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 144 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Apr 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Partner in CH Spencer and Son (farmers). Address: Spring Lane Farm, Mapperley Plains, Notts. I receive benefit in kind from the farm of £5-10,000 per annum in the form of payment of telephone, heating and council tax of my family home.
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Hammond Produce Ltd
Address of donor: New Farm, Redhill, Nottingham NG5 8PB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: company, registration 08596879

(Registered 19 May 2015)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Douglas Gascoigne
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Date received: 25 March 2016

Date accepted: 25 March 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 01 April 2016)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC)
Address of donor: Marford Mill, Rossett, Wrexham LL12 0HL

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: one day’s shooting and one night’s accommodation at Hoar Cross Hall Hotel Staffordshire; total value £772

Date received: 17 December 2015

Date accepted: 17 December 2015

Donor status: Registered Industrial and Provident Society No 28488R

(Registered 13 January 2016)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Spring Lane Farm, Sherwood: (i) and (ii).
Floralands Garden Centre (of which I am an unremunerated director) and house, Sherwood: (i) and (ii). (See my entry under Category 7.)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Floralands Ltd (garden centre). See also category 6.
8. Miscellaneous
Unremunerated member of Nottinghamshire County Council.

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