Mark Francois

MP, Rayleigh and Wickford

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Rayleigh and Wickford Conservative

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.

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  • Mark Francois generally voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Last updated: 4 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: National Security Capability Review 27 Nov 2017

    I, too, welcome the Secretary of State to his new role and wish him all the best for the future, whatever challenges may now await him. I reiterate the point made by my hon. Friend the Member for North Wiltshire (James Gray), and echoed by the Secretary of State, that the defence of the realm is the first duty of Government, above all others. Does he agree that our history as a nation...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions 27 Nov 2017

    The Secretary of State has had a foretaste from both sides of the House today of the furore that is likely to follow if HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark are deleted from the inventory. May I humbly suggest that, given the relatively small saving that that would represent, the game is simply not worth the candle?
  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Charter of Fundamental Rights – Government Report 21 Nov 2017

    This situation has evolved over a number of years, and it continues to do so. I do not want to introduce too much of a partisan element into the debate, but I want to give an example of how the situation has changed over the past few years. When we debated the Lisbon treaty in this House in 2008—something that I was actively involved in at the time—the policy of the then Labour...

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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
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Defence
  • Departmental Expenditure
  • Gershon Review
  • Departments: Furniture
  • Departmental Fixed Assets
  • Departments: Official Cars

Currently held offices

  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (since 12 Sep 2017)
  • Member, Defence Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)
  • Government Whip (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 26 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Mark Francois’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 9 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 93.15% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 539 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Dec 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Payment of £1,000 expected from the University of Buckingham's Humanities Research Institute, Ondaatje Hall, Buckingham MK18 1EG, for a speech and participation in a seminar on 8 March 2017. Hours: 8 hrs including preparation. (Registered 30 March 2017)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Wellington Street Partners Ltd
Address of donor: Acre House, 11-15 William Road, London NW1 3ER

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

Donor status: company, registration 07639073

(Registered 05 July 2017)

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