Mark Garnier

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Mark Garnier
Member of Parliament
for Wyre Forest
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Richard Taylor
Majority 2,643 (5.2%)
Personal details
Born (1963-02-26) 26 February 1963 (age 51)[1]
London, England
Nationality British
Political party Conservative

Mark Robert Timothy Garnier[2] (born 26 February 1963) is a British Conservative Party politician who is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wyre Forest, elected at the 2010 general election.[3][4]

Early life[edit]

Charterhouse School

Garnier was born in London in 1963. He was educated at Charterhouse School. His occupation prior to becoming an MP was a Fund Manager.

Political career[edit]

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.[5]

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.[6] Garnier also serves on several All Party Parliamentary Groups and is Deputy Chairman of the APPG concerning Space.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Garnier is married to Caroline, and they have three children: Edward, Jemima and George. They live in Worcestershire, near the Wyre Forest constituency.

His cousin is Edward Garnier was Solicitor General from 2010 until 2012 and has been the Member of Parliament for Harborough since 1992.

He is a governor of Kidderminster College.


External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Richard Taylor
Member of Parliament for Wyre Forest