Mark Hoban

Mark Hoban
Mark Hoban MP ACA
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
Assumed office
13 May 2010
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Stephen Timms
Member of Parliament
for Fareham
Assumed office
7 June 2001
Preceded by Peter Lloyd
Majority 17,092 (31.5%)
Personal details
Born 31 March 1964 (1964-03-31) (age 47)
Peterlee, County Durham, England
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Fiona Jane Barrett
Alma mater London School of Economics

Mark Gerard Hoban MP (born 31 March 1964) is a British Conservative Party politician and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Fareham, and the Financial Secretary to the Treasury.[1]


Early life

Hoban was born in Peterlee and was educated at Durham's St Leonard's Catholic Comprehensive School and the London School of Economics where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics in 1985.

He joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1985 as a financial analyst, becoming a chartered account manager in 1990, and was appointed as a senior manager in 1992 until his election to parliament.

Parliamentary career

Hoban joined the Conservative Party in 1980, and in 1989 was elected as the treasurer of the Southampton Itchen Conservative Association and served until he was elected as the Association's vice chairman for two years in 1991.

He was the campaign manager for the local sitting Conservative MP Christopher Chope at both the 1987 and 1992 General Elections.

He contested the Tyneside seat of South Shields at the 1997 general election, finishing in second place some 22,153 votes behind the sitting Labour MP David Clark.

He was elected to the House of Commons at the 2001 general election for the Hampshire seat of Fareham following the retirement of the Conservative MP Peter Lloyd.

Hoban held the seat with a majority of 7,009 and has remained the MP there since. He made his maiden speech on 4 July 2001, in which he recalled one of his Fareham predecessors, Arthur Lee, who had donated the Prime Minister's country house Chequers to the nation in 1921.[2]

In parliament he served as a member of the science and technology select committee for two years from 2001. He was made an Opposition Whip by Iain Duncan Smith in 2002, joining the frontbench under the leadership of Michael Howard in 2003 as a spokesman on education. Following the election of David Cameron as the party's leader in 2005, Hoban became Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury.

After the May 2010 General Election, Hoban took his shadow portfolio into Government when he was appointed Financial Secretary in George Osborne's Treasury team. His responsibilities include financial services policy including banking and financial services reform and regulation, financial stability, city competitiveness, wholesale and retail markets in the UK, Europe and internationally and the Financial Services Authority (FSA), Responsibility for UK Financial Investments (UKFI) and personal savings and pensions policy. He supports the Chancellor on EU and wider international finance issues.

He was also chairman of the Associate Parliamentary Group on Business, Finance and Accountancy, now succeeded by Ian Wright MP.[3]

Personal life

He has been married to Fiona Jane Barrett since August 1994 and they live in the constituency at Locks Heath.

He has been an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales since 1988.

Hoban is a Roman Catholic and attends mass regularly at St. Margaret Mary's Catholic Parish in Park Gate.


  1. ^ PoliticsHome[dead link]
  2. ^ Parliamentary Debates, House of Commons, 4 July 2001, column 321.
  3. ^ Register of All-Party Groups UK Parliament

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