The Rt Hon Mark Francois


Mark Francois served as Minister for Portsmouth for Communities and Local Government from May 2015 until July 2016. Previously he served as Vice Chamberlain of Her Majesty’s Household, Government Whips Office from May 2010 until September 2012 and Minister of State for the Armed Forces from September 2012 until May 2015. He was elected the Conservative MP for Rayleigh and Wickford in 2010.

Previous roles in government

  1. Minister for Portsmouth

    • 2015 to 2016
  2. Minister of State for Communities and Resilience

    • 2015 to 2016
  3. Minister of State for the Armed Forces

    • 2013 to 2015
  4. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Veterans, Reserves and Personnel

    • 2012 to 2013


  1. Cash boost to revive seaside towns and communities
  2. £90 million boost for the Great British Coast
  3. Scenic sight restorations set to boost Great British Coast staycations
  4. Investment in Great British coast is money well spent
  5. Eight seaside communities receive extra funding to create jobs
  6. Proposals for further emergency services collaboration announced
  7. One week to go to bid for £3 million coastal fund
  8. Coastal Communities Fund promotes over 10,000 jobs, training places and apprenticeships
  9. Fire deaths fall to lowest number on record
  10. Coastal Community Teams to take control of seaside regeneration