Mark is the Member of Parliament for Fylde, representing some of the best coastline and countryside that Britain has to offer.
Mark grew up in Ardrossan, a small town on the Ayrshire coast, he was raised by his mother after his Merchant Navy father died a month before he was born.
He was born in 1971, educated at the University of Glasgow where he studied a degree in Economic and Social History from 1990-1994.
Mark's background is in the retail sector. He joined Marks & Spencer as a graduate trainee in 1994 and he has subsequently worked as a marketing executive for two of the biggest supermarkets in the UK. In 2007, Mark was the recipient of the IGD/Unilever Social Innovation Marketing award.
Along with his passion for the food retail sector, Mark is also interested in UK energy security and maintaining a vibrant defence industry. In addition to working hard to represent his constituents in Westminster, Mark is also a member of the Scottish Affairs Select Committee.