Mark Spencer

Chief Whip

Conservative MP for Sherwood


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Mark Spencer’s voting in Parliament

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

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

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Mark Spencer has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Committee on Standards 10 Nov 2020

    indicated assent.
  • Covid-19 Update 23 Jun 2020

  • Whitsun Adjournment 23 May 2019

    As a Forest fan, I don’t think I will talk about football at all today. I thank the shadow Leader again for her kind words, and the hon. Member for Poplar and Limehouse (Jim Fitzpatrick) for his kind words on my brief appearance this morning during business questions. I am sure the House will be aware that my right hon. Friend the Member for Central Devon (Mel Stride) has been appointed...

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Conservative MP for Sherwood

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

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Topics of interest

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

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Home Department
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Transport
  • Ministerial Visits: Nottinghamshire
  • Green Deal
  • Tobacco: Smuggling
  • Forests: Nottinghamshire
  • Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

Currently held offices

  • Chief Whip (since 24 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Comptroller (HM Household) (Whip, House of Commons) (26 Jul 2018 to 24 Jul 2019)
  • Government Whip (9 Jan 2018 to 26 Jul 2018)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (14 Nov 2017 to 4 Sep 2019)
  • Government Whip (15 Jun 2017 to 9 Jan 2018)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (15 Jun 2016 to 15 Jun 2017)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (4 Nov 2013 to 10 Dec 2013)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (4 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
Partner in CH Spencer and Son (farmers). Address: Spring Lane Farm, Mapperley Plains, Notts. I receive benefit in kind from the farm of £5-10,000 per annum in the form of payment of telephone, heating and council tax of my family home. I perform a maximum of 80-100 hours per year of otherwise unremunerated work on the farm. (Registered 31 May 2010; updated 01 November 2018)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Roodsafe Ltd
Address of donor: Unit 21, Park Lane Business Centre, Old Basford, NG6 0DU

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 to the Sherwood Parliamentary Conservative Association's Fighting Fund

Donor status: company, registration 04119480

(Registered 17 March 2021)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Motorsport UK
Address of donor: Bicester Motion OX27 8FY

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality to attend the British Formula 1 GP at Silverstone, value £1,516.80

Date received: 18 July 2021

Date accepted: 18 July 2021

Donor status: company, registration 1344829

(Registered 26 July 2021)
Name of donor: British Association of Shooting and Conservation
Address of donor: Marford Mill, Rossett, Wrexham LL12 0HL

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two day's shooting, total value £395

Date received: 15-16 July 2021

Date accepted: 15 July 2021

Donor status: Industrial and Provident Society No 28488R

(Registered 26 July 2021)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
A farm (see category 1) in Sherwood: (i) and (ii).
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Spring Lane Farm Ltd (formerly Floralands Ltd); a farm shop of which I am an unremunerated director. (Updated 26 May 2016)
Partner in CH Spencer and Son (farmers). (Registered 07 June 2016)
8. Miscellaneous
As part of its holdings, Spring Lane Farm Ltd owns a garden centre in Sherwood. (Updated 26 May 2016 and 07 June 2016)

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