Member of Parliament for Rugby
Mark has lived almost all of his life in Rugby and is the eldest of six brothers. He grew up in Binley Woods and attended the local primary school before going to Lawrence Sheriff School in Rugby. He obtained a degree in Estate Management at Reading University. In 1982 Mark started his own business with his brother, which he sold in 2008.
It is a great privilege for Mark to represent his home town in Westminster as Rugby’s Member of Parliament. The constituency includes the urban areas of Rugby and its surrounding villages of Ansty, Binley Woods, Brandon, Brinklow, Bulkington, Churchover, Church Lawford, Clifton, Long Lawford, Monks Kirby, Newton, Pailton, Shilton, Wolston and Wolvey.
Mark has always been active in local politics serving as a Rugby Borough Councillor between 2000 and 2007 before entering Parliament in 2010. Mark is an extremely active constituency MP and always fights for what is best for Rugby in Westminster. At the 2015 General Election, Mark was re-elected as Member of Parliament with an increased majority.
Since becoming a Member of Parliament, Mark has helped many local residents, organisations and charities. Mark is passionate about the game of Rugby and has done a great deal to ensure that the town receives the recognition it deserves as the birthplace of the game. He also played a key role in the town’s preparations for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, helping to organise local celebrations and events as well as helping promote the town as a tourist destination for rugby fans from across the world.