Mark Garnier

Conservative MP for Wyre Forest

@Mark4WyreForest https://facebook.com/markrtgarnier

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Mark Garnier’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Mark Garnier sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Mark Garnier voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Mark Garnier’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Mark Garnier’s full vote analysis page for more.

Mark Garnier has quite often rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Official Development Assistance 9 Jul 2020

    An awful lot of stuff has been said this afternoon, most of which I agree with. I come at this issue from two perspectives; the first is as the co-chair of the Conservative Friends of International Development. Like my right hon. Friend the Member for Sutton Coldfield (Mr Mitchell), I would not have wanted us to be in this position but, also like him, I do appreciate that we have to deal...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Fire and Rescue Services: Mergers 8 Jul 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the judicial reviews brought by Hereford and Worcester Fire Authority and Shropshire Fire and Rescue Authority against their proposed merger, what steps she is taking to ensure that legal processes do not prevent the delivery of future efficient and safe mergers.
  • Domestic Abuse Bill: New Clause 15 - Children as victims of domestic abuse 6 Jul 2020

    Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for calling me a bit earlier than I was expecting. I rise to speak to new clauses 4 to 11 in my name and that of the right hon. and learned Member for Camberwell and Peckham (Ms Harman), and to Government new clause 20. As we all know, these measures refer to the case of my constituent Natalie Connolly, who tragically died in 2016 at the hands of John...

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Conservative MP for Wyre Forest

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

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

  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • HM Treasury
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Transport
  • Building Inspectors
  • Tobacco: Packaging
  • Tobacco: Smuggling
  • Health and Safety Executive
  • Financial Services: Education

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Committees on Arms Export Controls (since 6 Jul 2020)
  • Chair, Committees on Arms Export Controls (since 6 Jul 2020)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Member, International Trade Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Member, European Statutory Instruments Committee (since 10 Feb 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade) (17 Jul 2016 to 9 Jan 2018)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Commons) (20 Jul 2015 to 19 Dec 2016)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards (Joint Committee) (16 Jul 2012 to 12 Jun 2013)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
From 1 April 2019 until 31 March 2020, Principal Speaker for BRI Wealth Management plc, BRI House, Elm Court, Meriden Business Park, Meriden CV5 9RL. I will receive £12,000, paid in quarterly instalments, for speaking at eight client events and writing occasional articles for client newsletters. Hours: 64 hrs in total. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 25 April 2019)
From 1 April 2020 until 31 March 2021, Principal Speaker for BRI Wealth Management plc, BRI House, Elm Court, Meriden Business Park, Meriden CV5 9RL. I will receive £10,000, paid in quarterly instalments, for speaking at eight client events and writing occasional articles for client newsletters. Hours: 64 hrs in total. (Registered 14 April 2020)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Michael Hintze
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 for my fighting fund

Donor status: individual

(Registered 17 December 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Satellite Applications Catapult Ltd
Address of donor: Electron Building, Fermi Ave, Didcot OX11 0QR

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation and transport in USA, total value £6,600

Destination of visit: Denver, Colorado and Florida

Dates of visit: 3-8 February 2020

Purpose of visit: To experience the launch of Solar Orbiter and advance MPs’ understanding of the USA’s space programme and UK space policy topics. Also to visit NASA, US Space Force and UK space companies’ US operations.

(Registered 11 February 2020)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
From 23 June 2017, a residential property in Cornwall owned jointly with my spouse: (i) and (ii). (Registered 27 June 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
Member of the Court of the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers of London. (Updated 19 May 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my spouse, Caroline Garnier, as Office Manager.

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