Mark Todd (politician)

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Mark Todd
Member of Parliament
for South Derbyshire
In office
2 May 1997 – 12 April 2010
Preceded by Edwina Currie
Succeeded by Heather Wheeler
Personal details
Born (1954-12-29) 29 December 1954 (age 61)
Dorchester, Dorset, England
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Sarah Todd
Children 1 son (Peter)
Alma mater Emmanuel College, Cambridge
Website (Constituency matters)

Mark Wainwright Todd (born 29 December 1954) is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for South Derbyshire from 1997 to 2010.

Mark Todd became Chairman of Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in January 2014.

Early life[edit]

His grandfather Alfred Todd was a Conservative MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed from 1929 to 1935.

He went to the independent Sherborne School in north Dorset. He joined Emmanuel College, Cambridge, gaining a Cambridge University BA degree in history in 1976. Todd served for twelve years as a Cambridge City Councillor, spending three years as Leader from 1987–90 and five as Deputy Leader. He was the a non-executive director of consumer co-operative Cambridge & District Co-operative Society, before its 1991 merger with Co-operative Retail Services, and is a member of the Co-operative Party.

He was a managing director at the Longman publishing house from 1977–96. In this company he worked from 1988–92 in Industry and Public Service management, from 1990–92 at Carter Mill and in information technology from 1992–94.

Parliamentary career[edit]

He had contested the seat originally in 1992.

Todd announced on 21 September 2007 that he would stand down as the MP for South Derbyshire when the next general election was called.[1]

He steered the Co-operatives and Community Benefit Societies Act 2003 through Parliament as a private member's bill.[2] The Act is an amendment to the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965, which regulates a form of UK corporation known as the industrial and provident society.

Personal life[edit]

He lives with his wife and son (born December 1992) in Findern, South Derbyshire, and is an active member of the community in the village and local area. He married Sarah Dawson in 1979 in Cambridge.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Edwina Currie
Member of Parliament for South Derbyshire
Succeeded by
Heather Wheeler