Mark Hendrick

Former Labour/Co-operative MP for Preston


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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 2 Oct 2019

    The last Prime Minister, the right hon. Member for Maidenhead (Mrs May), created a hostile environment for migrants that made them feel alienated and unwelcome in this country, examples being the descendants of Windrush, and now EU migrants. The current Prime Minister is creating an even more hostile environment for anyone who does not agree with the UK leaving the EU on 31 October without a...
  • Iran 25 Sep 2019

    Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw unilaterally from the JCPOA last year and the additional sanctions have placed huge pressure on Iran, and there is much hardship in that country. The attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq oil refinery is totally unacceptable, but does the Foreign Secretary not accept that the cavalier approach of the US President is a contributing factor and that Donald Trump...
  • Summer Adjournment 25 Jul 2019

    It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Southend West (Sir David Amess), who as usual made reference to his wish to see Southend receive city status. It is a great status to have, and we were fortunate in Preston to receive city status in 2002 as a result of the Queen’s golden jubilee. It was heavily contested and took place in jubilee year, so I am afraid he might have to wait...

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Former Labour/Co-operative MP for Preston

Entered the House of Commons on 23 November 2000 — Byelection

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

Party was Labour until 14 May 2001; Labour/Co-operative until 11 Apr 2005; Labour until 30 Mar 2015

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Topics of interest

Mark Hendrick campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department of Health
  • Home Office
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Fracking
  • Revenue and Customs: Preston
  • Police: North West
  • Universal Credit
  • Churches: Blackburn

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, International Trade Committee (2 Jul 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee (5 Jan 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill (Commons) Committee (7 Jul 2015 to 22 Feb 2016)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (18 Jun 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Opposition Assistant Whip (Commons) (8 Oct 2010 to 18 Mar 2013)
  • Member, International Development Committee (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Jack Straw, Lord Chancellor & Secretary of State), Ministry of Justice (30 Dec 2008 to 16 Jan 2009)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Jack Straw, Lord Chancellor), Ministry of Justice (28 Jun 2007 to 27 Nov 2008)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Margaret Beckett, Secretary of State), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Margaret Beckett, Secretary of State), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (10 Nov 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Margaret Beckett, Secretary of State), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (13 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (25 Jan 2001 to 14 Jun 2004)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Mark Hendrick’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 94 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 67.17% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 102 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 222 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Chinese Consul General
Address of donor: Denison House, 71 Denison Rd, Manchester M14 5RX

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two Chinese visas, valid from 5 December 2018 to 5 December 2023, total value £340 (£170 each)

Date received: 11 December 2018

Date accepted: 11 December 2018

Donor status: other

(Registered 17 January 2019; updated 29 January 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Sovereign Strategy
Address of donor: 26-27 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3HP

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): For my wife, child and me, three nights’ accommodation and food with a value of £450, plus return transport in France to and from Bordeaux Airport with a value of £495, total £945

Destination of visit: Bordeaux Region

Dates of visit: 5-8 October 2018

Purpose of visit: Leisure.

(Registered 01 November 2018)

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