Mark Harper

The Secretary of State for Transport

Conservative MP for Forest of Dean


About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (Mark Harper) represents you, and all of the people who live in Forest of Dean, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

MPs split their time between Parliament and their constituency. In Parliament, they debate and vote on new laws, review existing laws, and question the Government. In the constituency, their focus is on supporting local people and championing local issues. They have a small staff team who help with casework, maintain their diaries, and monitor their inbox.

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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

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for Transport (since 25 Oct 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Speaker's Conference Committee (19 Oct 2022 to 25 Oct 2022)
  • 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)

Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Transport: Rail Update 25 Mar 2024

    On 4 October 2023 the Government announced Network North - a new, £36 billion plan to improve our country’s transport. In addition to this, we confirmed £12bn of investment to enable Northern Powerhouse Rail to proceed in line with previous plans to better connect Liverpool and Manchester. As promised in the Network North announcement, the Rail Minister and I have engaged extensively with...
  • Transport: Local Transport: West Midlands 21 Mar 2024

    In total, local transport authorities across the west midlands have been allocated around £5 billion to improve local transport services and infrastructure through the city region sustainable transport settlement, bus service improvement plan funding, and our recently announced local transport fund. One thing that would of course hugely help local transport in the west midlands is for voters...

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Register of Members’ Interests

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Last updated: 18 Mar 2024.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Carlton Club
Address of donor: 69 St James’s Street, London SW1A 1PJ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Whilst Conservative Chief Whip in the House of Commons, I accepted honorary membership for life (value provided is that in 2024), value £760
Date received: 1 July 2015
Date accepted: 1 July 2015
Donor status: company, registration 00573221
(Registered 06 August 2015; updated 22 February 2024)
8. Miscellaneous
Self-employed chartered accountant (non-practising).

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