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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:

  • Mark Spencer 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 Spencer’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Mark Spencer’s full vote analysis page for more.

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

Recent appearances

  • 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...
  • Whitsun Adjournment 23 May 2019

    That is a really important point. At times, we take our democracy for granted. For someone to turn up at a polling station when they have the legal right to vote but to be refused is a very serious matter that we all, across the House, should try to address. I hold my hands up and say to the hon. Member for Newport East that I could not fill a form out in Polish. We need to recognise that we...

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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
  • Bees: Insecticides
  • Forests

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, Selection Committee (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)


Please note that numbers do not measure quality. Also, representatives may do other things not currently covered by this site. More about this

  • Has spoken in 3 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Mark Spencer’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 100.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 96 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Mark Spencer’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 158 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

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 1 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)
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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