Mark Francois

Conservative MP for Rayleigh and Wickford

General Election 2024

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Your MP (Mark Francois) represents you, and all of the people who live in Rayleigh and Wickford, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

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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, British Citizenship (Northern Ireland) Bill Committee (since 20 Mar 2024)
  • 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)

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Artillery: Procurement 21 May 2024

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how his Department defines initial operating capability in the context of the new 155mm Boxer-related 155mm artillery programme.
  • Defence: Topical Questions 20 May 2024

    That is a smart tie you are wearing, Mr Speaker. How can it be that despite spending billions of pounds on 22 A400M aircraft, we have only one available for D-Day 80? If there are more, let us hear about it. Why did we retire a highly reliable aircraft in the Hercules, for a highly unreliable one in the A400M? Have we sold the Hercules aircraft? If we have not, can we put them back in service?
  • Defence: Topical Questions 20 May 2024

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker, I think my hon. Friend the Minister for Defence Procurement may have—inadvertently, I am sure—just misled the House of Commons. Pegasus bridge was captured in a glider-borne assault by the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, not a parachute assault. I know that because I was at the D-day 70 with the then Prime Minister David Cameron at 12.16 am...

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Register of Members’ Interests

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Last updated: 13 May 2024.

1. Employment and earnings
Role, work or services: Writing a book
Payer: Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Inc, 410 Terry Avenue, North Seattle, Washington 98109, USA
Payment: £2,927.66 as residual royalties from the sale of a book.
Received on: 29 September 2023. 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: United States (Washington DC)
Dates of visit: 27 November 2023 to 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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