Mark Reckless

Former Conservative MS for South Wales East


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Former Conservative MS for South Wales East, Former UKIP MP for Rochester and Strood

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

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election

Entered the Senedd on 5 May 2016

Left the Senedd on 29 April 2021

Party was Conservative until 30 Sep 2014; UKIP until 6 Apr 2017

Also represented Rochester and Strood

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Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Transport
  • Home Department
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Education
  • Thames Estuary Airport
  • Aviation: Olympic Games 2012
  • Teachers: Training
  • Loans: Republic of Ireland
  • Power Stations

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Sep 2014)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • 1. Tributes to His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh 12 Apr 2021

    It is hard to grasp the sheer span of Prince Philip's lifetime. I read that he had done 22,000 engagements, and then heard somewhere else that he had done 300 a year. My first thought was that it must be more than that—how could it otherwise be 22,000? I actually had to calculate and multiply it through by 70 years to understand, gosh, that that's actually about right. It is amazing what he...
  • 15. Motion to amend Standing Orders: Definition of Political Groups 24 Mar 2021

    We've also lost some of the extra proposed guidance that was initially proposed. We were told that it could also stipulate that the Llywydd can take into account whether a group has a significant and demonstrable democratic mandate for formation and whether it shares a political philosophy that would be clear to the electorate. I'm not sure how a Presiding Officer is meant to determine those...
  • 15. Motion to amend Standing Orders: Definition of Political Groups 24 Mar 2021

    It's good to have some colleagues to debate with on this one. Thank you to Mark Isherwood and Caroline Jones for their contributions; I suppose I should also thank Rebecca who was kind to me in her remarks. I'd also like to apologise to the Welsh Conservatives because when I first heard of this extraordinary proposal from Business Committee, I was misinformed that the Conservative business...

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