Mark Francois

Conservative MP for Rayleigh and Wickford

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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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Recent appearances

  • Ukraine 22 Feb 2024

    The Defence Secretary has recently drawn parallels with the 1930s. He spoke powerfully at Lancaster House about our transition from a post-war world to a pre-war one. In a similar vein, I was part of a Conservative Friends of Ukraine delegation to Congress recently to lobby Republican congressmen to support the aid package. In one such conversation, a Republican perfectly reasonably asked me,...
  • Business of the House 22 Feb 2024

    Collectively, last night was not our finest hour, but Mr Speaker has apologised to the House for his role in what happened, showing evident contrition, and I think we should respect that. If we err in this Chamber, we are expected to apologise to him, and we hope that he will accept our apology in good faith. I think that we should pay him the same courtesy. Speaking purely personally, I...
  • Defence: Topical Questions 19 Feb 2024

    On the subject of recruitment and retention, on 7 November the Chief of the General Staff, Patrick Sanders—arguably the best general of his generation—told the Defence Committee: “We are taking 400 soldiers out of the field army to put them alongside recruiters, because—guess what?—it takes a soldier to recruit a soldier.” Never was a truer word spoken. So when are we finally...

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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: 19 Feb 2024.

1. Employment and earnings
29 September 2023, received £2,927.66 from Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Amazon.com Inc, 410 Terry Avenue, North Seattle, Washington 98109, USA, as residual royalties from the sale of a book. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 11 October 2023)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Conservative Friends of Ukraine
Address of donor: One Barthomolew Close, London EC1A 7BL
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights (£2,961) and accommodation (£419.94), value £3,380.95
Destination of visit: Washington DC, United States
Dates of visit: 27-29 November 2023
Purpose of visit: To attend meetings with Republican members of Congress concerning support for Ukraine.
(Registered 14 December 2023)

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