Mark Harper

MP, Forest of Dean

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Forest of Dean Conservative

Mark Harper’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 20 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Spring Statement 13 Mar 2018

    May I draw the attention of the Chancellor to the recent research published by the International Monetary Fund, which shows that the choice we made in 2010 to deal with the deficit primarily by controlling spending rather than raising taxes, as the Opposition would have done, was the right choice? It meant that the economy grew faster than those of our European competitors and has put him in...
  • Salisbury Incident 12 Mar 2018

    I know, having served with my right hon. Friend in the Home Office, that she will do what is right to keep our country safe. Will she confirm that, if Her Majesty’s Government conclude that there was unlawful use of force by the Russian state, we possess a considerable range of offensive cyber-capabilities that we will not hesitate to deploy against that state, if it is necessary to...
  • Hate Crime: Treatment of House of Commons Staff 12 Mar 2018

    May I welcome what the Leader of the House said about her short inquiry? It seems to me that a good test for her to adopt would be to see that the House does what all organisations should do, which is make sure that everybody who works here, whether for Members of Parliament or the House, have the same processes and can expect to be treated according to the same high standards. I urge her to...

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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 33 debates in the last year — 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 94.74% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 43 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • 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") 1149 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Mar 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
From 1 February 2017 until 31 January 2019, a senior advisor to DWF LLP (a law firm) of 1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, Manchester M3 3AA. I provide strategic advice for which I receive £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)
6 March 2017, in addition to the normal monthly payment, I received £825 for strategic advice provided in December 2016. Hours: 5.5 hrs. (Registered 09 March 2017)
May 2017, no payment received. (Registered 06 July 2017)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Dr. The Hon. Gilbert Greenall CBE
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 June 2017)
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)
8. Miscellaneous
Self-employed chartered accountant (non-practising).

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