Mark Francois

MP, Rayleigh and Wickford

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.

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

  • 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: 22 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Armed Forces: Historical Cases 23 Feb 2017

    I thank the right hon. Gentleman for giving way, and I apologise for interrupting his peroration. I congratulate him and his colleagues on bringing this important matter before the House this afternoon. Many references have been made to IHAT, and as parliamentarians we all need to learn the difficult lessons from what has happened in that regard. We also have to appreciate the effect that it...
  • Armed Forces: Historical Cases 23 Feb 2017

    The hon. Lady mentioned the institutions in Northern Ireland. Does she accept that had it not been for the bravery and the sacrifice of British troops throughout the Operation Banner period, who helped, in effect, to hold the ring so that one day a peaceful solution could be arrived at, those institutions would not be available to us today?
  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Impact assessments 7 Feb 2017

    Further to that point, has my right hon. Friend seen the comments from the Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie, which is the German equivalent of the CBI? It, too, makes the point that there should be no attempt whatsoever to punish the UK for Brexit, because it is aware of the adverse consequences that that would have for German industry.

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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

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)
  • 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 7 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Mark Francois’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 2 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 58.41% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below 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.
  • 96 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Mark Francois’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 523 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Feb 2017.

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