Mark Francois MP Rayleigh and Wickford, Conservative, Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government


Mark Francois

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

    Opposition Whip 2002-04; Shadow Economic Secretary 2004-05; Shadow Paymaster General 2005-07; Shadow Minister for Europe 2007-10; Government Whip (Vice-Chamberlain of HM Household) 2010-12; Ministry of Defence: Minister of State for: Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans 2012-13, the Armed Forces 2013-15, Department for Communities and Local Government 2015-.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Brent East 1997 general election. Member for Rayleigh 2001-10, for Rayleigh and Wickford since 6 May 2010 general election.
  • Political interests

    Defence, local and regional government, housing, environment.

Election record for Rayleigh and Wickford, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Conservative 57.68%
Liberal Democrat 15.1%
Labour 14.45%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Francois, Mark Conservative 30,257 57.68
Gaszczak, Susan Liberal Democrat 7,919 15.1
Le-Surf, Mike Labour 7,577 14.45
Hayter, John Eng Dem 2,219 4.23
Callaghan, Tino UK Independence Party 2,211 4.22
Evennett, Antony British National Party 2,160 4.12
Majority 22,338 votes
Electorate 75,661
Turnout (52,459) 69.33%

Registered interests

Overseas visits: 20-23 October 2008, to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Georgia in my capacity as Shadow Minister for Europe. The cost of my flights was met by Flying Lion Ltd. (I covered the cost of my hotel accommodation throughout the visit.) (Registered 22 December 2008)

Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK): 29-30 May 2009, private plane from Carlisle to Prague to Warsaw to Luton, provided by IPGL Limited, London. (Registered 25 June 2009)

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