Mark FletcherMember of Parliament for Bolsover
Mark Fletcher has already earned himself a place in the history books for unseating Dennis Skinner, the veteran Labour MP who had represented Bolsover in the House of Commons since 1970 and was set to become Father of the House. Fletcher wrote in the i: “I may not be Dennis Skinner, but I intend to do my very best to replicate his dedication and commitment to Bolsover.” Fletcher was raised by his mother in Doncaster and attended a local state school, becoming the first member of his family to go to university, where he served for two years as president of the Cambridge University Students’ Union. He went on to work as chief of staff to Lord Popat of Harrow and later as director of communications for Synergic Health. Fletcher is a member of the LGBT+ Conservatives. Since 2020, he has been on the Committee of Privileges and the Committee on Standards. He was also briefly on the Committee on the Future Relationship with the EU. In 2020, Fletcher spoke about his experience of domestic abuse as a child and supported further measures to help victims of domestic abuse during the pandemic.
Official parliamentary photograph taken by Chris McAndrew, 2017, licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0