Mark Field has represented the Cities of London and Westminster since 2001, and takes a special interest in economic affairs, financial services and international development.
Mark was born in 1964 in Hannover, Germany, where his late father, Peter, was serving in the British Army. His late mother, Ulrike, hailed from Silesia. Mark was educated in the state sector at Reading School and later graduated with a degree in Jurisprudence from St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. After leaving university he practised as a solicitor with Freshfields, later setting up a successful publishing and recruitment business in the City.
Before being elected to Parliament, Mark served as councillor in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and stood as the Conservative candidate in Enfield North in 1997. In September 2010, Mark was appointed by the Prime Minister to the prestigious Intelligence and Security Committee. He was the youngest MP serving on the Committee which oversees and scrutinises the work of Britain’s intelligence services. He was made a Privy Counsellor in March 2015 in recognition of his service on the Committee.
Following the 2017 General Election and having been returned for a fifth time to represent the Cities of London and Westminster, Mark was promoted to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office where he was appointed Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific.
Mark lives in Westminster with his wife, Vicki, and their two children, Frederick and Arabella. He is a fanatical Bury FC supporter and adores pop music and cricket.
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