|Member of Parliament
for Wyre Forest
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Richard Taylor|
26 February 1963 |
Garnier was born in London in 1963. He was educated at Charterhouse School. His occupation prior to becoming an MP was a Fund Manager.
Garnier was a district councillor of the Forest of Dean District Council from 2003 to 2007. He stood as the Conservative candidate in the 2005 general election, and then the 2010 general election for Wyre Forest where was elected Member of Parliament. The election saw a 7.4% swing towards Garnier, giving him a majority of almost 3,000 votes.
The bulk of Garnier's work in Parliament is focused on the constituency of Wyre Forest, including education, healthcare and economic development.
In Westminster, Garnier serves on the Treasury Select Committee and raised a debate in the House on Commons on 29 November 2010 (with several other Conservative MPs) on the regulation of independent financial advisors. Garnier also serves on several All Party Parliamentary Groups and is Deputy Chairman of the APPG concerning Space.
Garnier is married to Caroline, and they have three children: Edward, Jemima and George. They live in Worcestershire, near the Wyre Forest constituency.
He is a governor of Kidderminster College.
- "Mark Garnier MP". BBC Democracy Live. BBC. Retrieved 25 July 2010.
- BBC Election 2010
- Mark Garnier's work in Wyre Forest
- House of Commons Debate - 29 November 2010 (video)
- Mark Garnier's work in Westminster
- Mark Garnier MP official constituency website
- Mark Garnier MP Conservative Party profile
- Wyre Forest Conservatives
- Contributions in Parliament at Hansard 1803–2005
- Electoral history and profile at The Guardian
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
- Profile at Westminster Parliamentary Record
- Profile at BBC News Democracy Live
- Mark Garnier at Wyfopedia
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Wyre Forest