Mark Simmonds MP Boston and Skegness, Conservative


Mark Simmonds

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Shadow Minister for: Public Services, Health and Education 2003-04, Education 2004, Foreign Affairs 2004-05, International Development 2005-07, Health 2007-10; PPS to Caroline Spelman as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2010-12; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office 2012-14.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Ashfield 1997 general election. Member for Boston and Skegness 2001-10, for Boston and Skegness (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election.
  • Political interests

    Economy, education, agriculture, foreign affairs, health.
  • Countries of interest

    Latin America.

Election record for Boston and Skegness, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Conservative 49.39%
Labour 20.62%
Liberal Democrat 14.76%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Simmonds, Mark Conservative 21,325 49.39
Kenny, Paul Labour 8,899 20.62
Smith, Philip Liberal Democrat 6,371 14.76
Pain, Christopher UK Independence Party 4,081 9.46
Owens, David British National Party 2,278 5.28
Wilson, Peter Independent 171 0.4
Majority 12,426 votes
Electorate 67,186
Turnout (43,178) 64.27%

Registered interests

Registrable shareholdings: Mortlock Simmonds Ltd. msbl; chartered surveyors, of which I am unremunerated chairman.

Overseas visits: 5-10 January 2009, to Syria and Lebanon as a guest of the Conservative Middle Eastern Council (CMEC). The cost of my flights, hotel, travel and meals in Beirut were met by the CMEC. Hotel accommodation in Syria for three nights, travel and one dinner were paid for by the Syrian Government. (Registered 21 January 2009) 22-27 March 2009, to Boston, Massachusetts, USA, in my capacity as Shadow Health Minister, as guest of BUPA UK to look at information systems, hospitals and patient-centred health care services. All costs of flights and accommodation were met by BUPA. (Registered 6 April 2009)

Remunerated employment, office, profession etc: £250 from Dispex, 7&8 Prospect Court, Courteenhall Road, Blisworth, Northants, NN7 3DG, for speaking at the Dispex conference. Hours: 6. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 1 July 2009)

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