Mark Francois

Conservative MP for Rayleigh and Wickford

Mark Francois’s voting in Parliament

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

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

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Recent appearances

  • High Speed 2 18 Sep 2023

    For the record, the roads Minister is a very good one, who has had to swap lanes today at short notice. How many of the HS2 stations will have ticket offices? Last Thursday in Westminster Hall, there was a train crash of a debate in which not a single Back Bencher from any political party backed the Government’s proposals. As many people have asked the Minister to pass on messages today,...
  • Railway Ticket Offices — [Philip Davies in the Chair] 13 Sep 2023

    The second highest number of signatures on the petition against these proposals comes from my constituents in Rayleigh and Wickford. I have been pressing the Minister for months for figures on ticket office sales in my constituents’ stations. They arrived yesterday afternoon. At Hockley, he says they sell an average of 219 tickets a day, in Rayleigh 461 and in Wickford 480, but the email I...
  • Railway Ticket Offices — [Philip Davies in the Chair] 13 Sep 2023

    I have an email from a whistleblower who works for Abellio Greater Anglia. The key thing it says is that “the ticket offices are used much more than people realise. Although the figures say only 12% of tickets are issued by ticket offices, this is an average…Stations like Billericay, Wickford and Raleigh are selling over 500 per shift at weekends.” So people who work for the railway and...

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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

Mark Francois campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Treasury
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Departmental Expenditure
  • Gershon Review
  • Departments: Furniture
  • Ajax Vehicles: Procurement
  • Departmental Fixed Assets

Currently held offices

  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (since 25 May 2021)
  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (since 5 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Defence Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (12 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Defence Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Minister of State (Communities and Local Government) ( 8 May 2015 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • 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 HM 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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Sep 2023.


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