The Rt Hon Sir Mark Spencer MP

The Rt Hon Sir Mark Spencer MP

Minister of State for Farming, Fisheries and Food (Defra)

Mark Spencer was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in September 2022.

He was previously Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons from February 2022 to September 2022, before which he was Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip) between July 2019 and February 2022. He was elected Conservative MP for Sherwood in May 2010.

Before entering Parliament, Mark was Chairman of the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs as well as a District and County Councillor.

He studied at Shuttleworth Agricultural College before joining the family farm business, which now employs around 50 people. He is still a local farmer and businessman, growing the produce which is sold in the farm shop.