Mark Reckless

Mark Reckless
Mark Reckless MP
Member of Parliament
for Rochester and Strood
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Constituency Created
Majority 9,953 (20.7%)
Personal details
Born 6 December 1970 (1970-12-06) (age 40)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Alma mater University of Oxford (MA),
College of Law (LLB),
Columbia Business School (MBA)
Occupation Politician, barrister, economist

Mark John Reckless[1] (born 6 December 1970) is a British Conservative Party politician who is the Member of Parliament for Rochester and Strood, elected at the 2010 general election.

He graduated in PPE from Oxford University; he also has an MBA from Columbia Business School. He trained as a barrister at the College of Law, gaining an LLB, and was called to the Bar in 2007.

Reckless apologised for missing a budget vote because he was too drunk to vote during a late night sitting of the House of Commons.[2]

On 10 December 2010, Reckless voted against the coalition government on raising tuition fees.[3]

Reckless is rated as one of the Conservatives' most rebellious MPs.[4]

Personal life

Reckless is the grandson of Henry McDevitt, a Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal East in the Dáil Éireann from 1938 until 1943.[5] On 1 October 2011 he married Catriona Brown at Westminster Cathedral, with a reception held at the Palace of Westminster.[6]


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