Mark Harper

MP, Forest of Dean

Forest of Dean Conservative

Mark Harper campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Mark Harper’s voting in Parliament

Mark Harper is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

This is a selection of Mark Harper’s votes.

  • Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes

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Mark Harper has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Terrorist Attack: Nice: UK's Nuclear Deterrent 18 Jul 2016

    I am listening carefully to my hon. Friend’s remarks. He said that we have capped defence expenditure at 2% of GDP. My understanding is that we have a floor for defence spending of at least 2% of GDP. I do not think that he is factually right.
  • Terrorist Attack: Nice: UK's Nuclear Deterrent 18 Jul 2016

    I see the Secretary of State for Defence nodding at my remarks.
  • Terrorist Attack: Nice: UK's Nuclear Deterrent 18 Jul 2016

    I was listening carefully to the question from the leader of the Scottish National party about cost. Is it not clear that whatever the cost, he and his party are against our nuclear deterrent? Scottish public opinion is clear that people in Scotland want the nuclear deterrent. When my right hon. Friend the Scottish Secretary votes to retain the nuclear deterrent tonight, he will be speaking...

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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

  • 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

  • The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (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)

Numerology

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 2 debates in the last year — well 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 WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 89.72% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 144 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Mark Harper’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1039 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Jul 2016.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
In my capacity as Conservative Chief Whip in the House of Commons, I have 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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