Mark Simmonds

Mark Simmonds
Mark Simmonds MP
Simmonds at a Health Hotel session during the 2009 Conservative Party Conference
Member of Parliament
for Boston and Skegness
Assumed office
7 June 2001
Preceded by Sir Richard Body
Majority 12,426 (28.8%)
Personal details
Born 12 April 1964 (1964-04-12) (age 47)
Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Lizbeth Hanomancin Garcia
Alma mater Trent Polytechnic

Mark Jonathon Mortlock Simmonds (born 12 April 1964) is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. He is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Boston and Skegness in Lincolnshire, and was first elected in 2001, succeeding Sir Richard Body. He was re-elected in 2005 with a greatly increased majority.


Early life

Born in Worksop, Simmonds went to Worksop College, then Trent Polytechnic, where he obtained a BSc (Hons) degree in Urban Estate Surveying in 1986. He became an Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 1987. He worked as a surveyor for Savills from 1986–88, then was a Partner in Strutt & Parker from 1988-96. He was a Director of Hillier Parker from 1997-9, then Managing Director of Mortlock Simmonds from 1999 until becoming an MP, becoming Chairman.

Parliamentary career

He contested the Ashfield seat in 1997. Simmonds was promoted to Shadow Health Minister in 2007.

Personal life

He married Lizbeth Hanomancin Garcia in December 1994 in London, and they have two daughters (born March 1999 and October 2000) and a son (born April 2002).

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Richard Body
Member of Parliament for Boston and Skegness

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