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.

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: 13 Jun 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army: Recruitment 24 Jul 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many recruits were enlisted into the regular army in 2017-18.
  • Foreign Fighters and the Death Penalty: Pairing 23 Jul 2018

    I declare an interest: I have always had considerable time for the right hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr Carmichael), not least since we served together as senior Whips in the Government Whips Office during the days of the coalition Government. As he will recall from those halcyon days, occasionally—incredible though it might sound—things in the Whips Office went wrong,...
  • Combat Air Strategy 17 Jul 2018

    I very much welcome this statement, in which the Secretary of State mentioned the Typhoon. From memory, we are contracted to buy about 160 across three tranches. When the older tranche 1 aircraft retire, rather than sell them off, will he consider keeping them as a war reserve to provide mass for our Royal Air Force if we are ever involved in a peer-on-peer conflict?

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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)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 55 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Mark Francois’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 11 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 87.93% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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") 556 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Aug 2018.

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