Mark Christopher Field MP

Mark Christopher Field MP

Mark Christopher Field MP is a British Conservative Party politician serving as Member of Parliament (MP) for Cities of London and Westminster since 2001.On 13 June 2017 he was appointed a Minister of State at the Foreign Office.
In December 1999 he was selected to contest the safe Conservative seat of the Cities of London and Westminster following the retirement of former Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Brooke at the 2001 general election. Field won the seat with a majority of 4,499 and has been returned to Parliament with an increased majority three times since (2005 – 8,095; 2010 – 11,076; 2015 – 9,671). He was re-elected with a reduced majority at the 2017 general election. Field made his maiden speech in the House of Commons on 27 June 2001, when he declared his great political hero to be former Prime Minister Bonar Law

He was described by The Guardian newspaper as one of the most ‘hardline right wingers’ up for election in 2001 after comments he made in 1991 about charities fighting the aids epidemic were reported. Field criticised Aids campaigns as a waste of taxpayers’ money and wanted mandatory tests for Aids; “… Many charitable trusts set up to help counter Aids in the mid-1980s became little more than a gay rights front,” he wrote in Crossbow in 1991.