He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge.
He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for the Darwen constituency by-election in December 1943 following the death of the Conservative MP Stuart Russell. He held the seat until he retired from the House of Commons at the 1951 general election.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- "The Ashforth profile: An engaging disciplinarian; Sir Mark Prescott has long been recognised as a skilful and intelligent trainer". thefreelibrary.com. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
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