Mark has been the MP for Fareham since 2001. He and his wife, Fiona, live in Locks Heath. Before entering Parliament, Mark worked for an international accountancy firm and he is a Chartered Accountant. In both Fareham and Westminster, Mark champions the interests of local people. He is campaigning for a better deal for those who have saved for their retirement. He wants good schools to expand so that pupils are no longer turned away from schools. Mark is working with the local health service to improve access to GPs. Mark supports a number of local groups, including the Rainbow Centre. Mark was a government minister between 2010 and 2013 at the Treasury and then at the Department of Work and Pensions. As a minister, Mark led the overhaul of financial regulation ensuring better protection for consumers, he stopped the cheque being abolished and he also turned around the Government’s main programme for getting people back to work.