Mark Harper

Conservative MP for Forest of Dean


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Last updated: 9 Apr 2019

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 5 Jun 2019

    I know from personal experience what it takes to win a seat from the Labour party, and hold it. Does my right hon. Friend agree that every community in this country needs a strong voice in this place? The people of Peterborough have the opportunity tomorrow to elect Paul Bristow to give them that voice and to replace the failed Labour MP who ended up in jail.
  • Learning Disabilities Mortality Review 15 May 2019

    I share the concern of the hon. Member for Worsley and Eccles South (Barbara Keeley) and the Minister about the fact that it appears that at least 19 patients had “do not resuscitate” orders specifically because of their learning disabilities. I welcome the fact that the Minister has made it clear that there will be an immediate notice to remind clinicians that that should never be a...
  • Public Bill Committee: Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill 24 Apr 2019

    I will endeavour to speak briefly. It is a great pleasure to be here at our 30th meeting. I have been to many of them—not all of them. I will happily support the motion moved by the hon. Gentleman when the Committee comes to decide on it. The only other two things I have to say, if you will indulge me, Mr Owen, are that I wish the Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, my hon. Friend the...

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Conservative MP for Forest of Dean

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

Mark Harper campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Defence
  • Work and Pensions
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Afghanistan
  • Departmental Written Questions
  • Departmental Disabled Staff
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Departmental ICT

Other offices held in the past

  • Chief Whip (8 May 2015 to 14 Jul 2016)
  • Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People) (15 Jul 2014 to 8 May 2015)
  • Member, Administration Committee (10 Mar 2014 to 1 Dec 2014)
  • The Minister for Immigration (6 Sep 2012 to 8 Feb 2014)
  • The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (29 Jun 2009 to 23 Nov 2009)
  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Defence) (8 Dec 2005 to 1 Apr 2007)
  • Member, Administration Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 Nov 2006)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Mark Harper’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 94.76% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 1188 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 3 Jun 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
From 1 February 2017 until 30 April 2019, a senior advisor to DWF LLP (a law firm) of 1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, Manchester M3 3AA. I provided strategic advice for which I received £3,000 per month for an expected commitment of 20 hours per month. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 22 February 2017; updated 28 February 2018, 28 February 2019 and 22 May 2019)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Chaney Winters Ronaldson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Date received: 11 March 2019

Date accepted: 11 March 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 13 March 2019)
Name of donor: Michael Wills, Lord Dulverton
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £8,000

Date received: 6 April 2019

Date accepted: 10 April 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 April 2019)
Name of donor: Parking Places Ltd
Address of donor: 17 Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1QZ

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Date received: 10 April 2019

Date accepted: 10 April 2019

Donor status: company, registration 02707973

(Registered 10 April 2019)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Whilst Conservative Chief Whip in the House of Commons, I accepted Honorary membership of the Carlton Club for life. (Registered 06 August 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI Ltd) (2) Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: (1) PO Box 72288, London SW1P 9LB (2) 9 Yitzhak Rabin Blvd., Kiryat Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem 9103001

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Air travel, accommodation and hospitality with a value of £2,500 (2) Bus travel and airport VIP service with a value of £500

Destination of visit: Israel

Dates of visit: 27 May - 1 June 2018

Purpose of visit: Trade delegation.

(Registered 14 June 2018)
8. Miscellaneous
Self-employed chartered accountant (non-practising).

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