Mark Spencer

Chief Whip

Conservative MP for Sherwood

@Mark_Spencer https://facebook.com/MarkSpencerSherwood

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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:

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

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

Recent appearances

  • Covid-19 Update 23 Jun 2020

    U-turn!
  • 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...
  • Whitsun Adjournment 23 May 2019

    We live in historic times, Madam Deputy Speaker. I believe my hon. Friend is the first Member from the Government Benches to rule themselves out. I pay tribute to my hon. Friend for his amazing work on animal welfare. His record stands above that of most Members. He went on to talk about the challenges of alcohol abuse and how we need to make sure we work better. I will be interested to know...

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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
  • Transport
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Ministerial Visits: Nottinghamshire
  • Green Deal
  • Tobacco: Smuggling
  • Pesticides
  • 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: 20 Jul 2020.

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: J C Bamford Excavators
Address of donor: Rocester, Staffordshire ST14 5JP

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,500 received via the Midlands Industrial Council

Donor status: company, registration 00561597

(Registered 02 September 2019)
Name of donor: J C Bamford Excavators
Address of donor: Rocester, Staffordshire ST14 5JP

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000 received via the Midlands Industrial Council

Donor status: company, registration 00561597

(Registered 23 October 2019)
Name of donor: Sir Michael Hintze
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 28 October 2019)
Name of donor: Dr Lawrence Tomlinson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Enable Trading Ltd
Address of donor: 9a Broad Street, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1AU

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: company, registration 06407965

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: I. M. Group Ltd
Address of donor: The Gate, International Drive, Solihull, United Kingdom, B90 4WA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 received via the Midlands Industrial Council

Donor status: company, registration 03456018

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Langley Holdings plc
Address of donor: Enterprise Way, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7HH

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: company, registration 01321615

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Mr Ioannis Vrentzos
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Peter J Baxter
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Peter Meagher
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Roger Holehouse
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,975

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: C A Strawson Farming Ltd
Address of donor: Hexgreave Hall, Upper Hexgreave Farnsfield, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 8LS

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

Donor status: company, registration 01249617

(Registered 10 January 2020)
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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