Mark Spencer

The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Conservative MP for Sherwood


About your Member of Parliament

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

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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
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Bees: Insecticides

Currently held offices

  • Member, Pet Abduction Bill Committee (since 24 Jan 2024)
  • The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (since 7 Sep 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority ( 8 Feb 2022 to 7 Sep 2022)
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission ( 8 Feb 2022 to 8 Sep 2022)
  • Member, House of Commons Commission ( 8 Feb 2022 to 6 Sep 2022)
  • Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons ( 8 Feb 2022 to 6 Sep 2022)
  • Chief Whip (24 Jul 2019 to 8 Feb 2022)
  • Comptroller (HM Household) (Whip, House of Commons) (26 Jul 2018 to 24 Jul 2019)
  • The Vice-Chamberlain of HM Household ( 9 Jan 2018 to 26 Jul 2018)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (14 Nov 2017 to 4 Sep 2019)
  • The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury (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

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Register of Members’ Interests

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View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

Last updated: 18 Mar 2024.

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)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Carlton Club
Address of donor: 69 St James’ Street, London, SW1A 1PJ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: I accepted honorary membership of the Carlton Club for the duration of my tenure as Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury, and Government Chief Whip. On 12 May 2022, I received confirmation that this membership will continue for the duration of my tenure as Leader of the House of Commons. The membership was extended further and continues until further notice (value provided is that in 2024), value £685
Date received: 2 November 2021
Date accepted: 2 November 2021
Donor status: company, registration 00573221
(Registered 29 November 2021; updated 13 May 2022 and 19 February 2024)
Name of donor: British Association for Shooting and Conservation
Address of donor: Marford Mill, Rossett, Wrexham LL12 0HL
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: A day's shooting with hospitality, total value £450
Date received: 18 November 2023
Date accepted: 18 November 2023
Donor status: company, registration 04955096
(Registered 04 December 2023)
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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