Mark Simmonds

Former Conservative MP for Boston and Skegness

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Mark Simmonds is a former MP for Boston and Skegness.

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Profile

Former Conservative MP for Boston and Skegness

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • International Development
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Health
  • Education and Skills
  • Home Department
  • Iraq
  • Afghanistan
  • Zimbabwe
  • Uganda
  • Somalia

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs ( 6 Sep 2012 to 11 Aug 2014)
  • Shadow Minister (Health) ( 3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (International Development) (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) ( 1 Jun 2004 to 10 May 2005)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) ( 1 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2004)
  • Shadow Minister (Health) ( 1 Jun 2003 to 30 Jan 2004)
  • Member, Education & Skills Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 8 Dec 2003)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 9 Jan 2003)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Amendment of the Law 19 Mar 2015

    It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for West Bromwich West (Mr Bailey), but he will not be surprised to hear that I did not agree with his analysis at all. I gently ask him to reflect on how he will explain to his constituents during the election campaign his party’s plans to reduce the deficit, because we got none of that detail during the shadow Chancellor’s contribution. It is...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Murder Trials: British Nationals Abroad 22 Jul 2014

    We provide a high level of support to families whose loved ones are murdered or on trial abroad, alongside UK police and specialist non-governmental organisations which we part-fund. Support can include providing additional information about local lawyers, accompanying families to meetings and attending trials at key points. We are currently reviewing what additional support is possible and...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Murder Trials: British Nationals Abroad 22 Jul 2014

    I am well aware that the hon. Gentleman has a particularly sensitive case in his constituency, but I can assure him that we look at the individual circumstances of every case and an assessment is made of vulnerability. We use NGOs such as Missing Abroad, which can help secure free or cheap flights. Also, we use NGOs to provide video conferencing facilities to enable loved ones to watch the...

More of Mark Simmonds’s recent appearances

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