Mark Hoban was born in 1964. He married his wife, Fiona, in 1994 and they live in Locks Heath.
He was born and brought up in the North East of England. He has an economics degree from the London School of Economics. After graduating he qualified as a Charted Accountant. Mark has worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a senior manager.
Outside work and politics, Mark enjoys travelling, reading, cooking and entertaining.
Mark Hoban's Experience
Mark joined the Conservative Party in 1980 and has held office at every level of the Party from branch to area. In the 1997 general election, he was the Conservative candidate in South Shields.
Mark was selected as the local spokesman for Fareham Conservatives in July 2000. He was elected MP for Fareham in June 2001. In July 2002, he was appointed an Opposition Whip. In November 2003, he became a Shadow Minister for Education.
Since December 2005, he has been a Shadow Minister for the Treasury. In May 2010, he was appointed Financial Secretary to the Treasury, a post he held until September 2012, when he was appointed Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions.