Mark Prisk MP


Mark Prisk MP was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government in September 2012. He is the Conservative MP for Hertford and Stortford.


He was educated at Truro School and Reading University, where he studied land management.

Political career

Mark was elected as the MP for Hertford and Stortford in 2001. He served on the Conservative front bench from 2002, covering Treasury and Business portfolios.

Career outside politics

Mark is a chartered surveyor by profession. After graduating, he worked in the property and economic development markets and ran his own business for 10 years before entering politics. His interests include small business and enterprise, urban planning and regeneration as well as defence and foreign affairs.

Personal life

Mark is married and lives in Hertfordshire. He is a keen rugby and cricket fan and also enjoys singing in the Parliament choir.

Previous roles in government

  1. Minister of State for Business and Enterprise

    • 2010 to 2012
  2. Minister of State for Housing

    • 2012 to 2013


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  1. £100 million investment to give enterprise zones business edge

    • 7 October 2013
    • Press release
  2. Cutting red tape for business improvement districts that help small shops and local traders

    • 1 October 2013
    • Press release
  3. Cuts to red tape mark ‘Freedom Day’ for UK businesses

    • 1 October 2013
    • Press release
  4. Purple Flag flies high over government building

    • 25 September 2013
    • Press release
  5. New era for rented housing

    • 20 September 2013
    • Speech
  6. Prisk offers £400 million pound investment opportunity in private rental market

    • 12 September 2013
    • Press release
  7. Government-backed help leads to thousands of new homeowners

    • 5 September 2013
    • News story
  8. More tenants take up the Right to Buy

    • 22 August 2013
    • Press release
  9. House building innovations will help deliver homes

    • 21 August 2013
    • Press release
  10. £17 million support to help communities build

    • 5 August 2013
    • Press release