People of the Senedd

Mark Isherwood MS

Mark Isherwood MS

Senedd Regional Member

Welsh Conservative Party

Welsh Conservative Party Group

North Wales

My Senedd Activities

What steps is the Welsh Government taking to ensure that people who are clinically extremely vulnerable, including those with cystic fibrosis, are placed at the heart of the coronavirus r...

Tabled on 01/03/2021

What commitments has the Welsh Government made to ensure that any planned changes to lockdown restrictions and shielding guidance, ahead of the end of March, are communicated in a clear a...

Tabled on 01/03/2021

Delete point 3 and replace with: Calls on the Welsh Government to: a) end the underfunding of pupils in Wales; b) deliver fair funding for local authorities to protect rural schools;...

For debate on 26/02/2021

Will the Minister confirm when the Health and Social Care (Quality and Engagement) (Wales) Act 2020 code of practice will be published and will this contain the existing rights of CHCs to...

Tabled on 24/02/2021

Following the recent announcements made by the UK Government and the Scottish Government, what plans does the Welsh Government have to ease restrictions on indoor care home visits in Wale...

Tabled on 24/02/2021

How is the Welsh Government helping hospitality businesses in North Wales during the pandemic?

Tabled on 24/02/2021

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Key interests and achievements

Mark’s interests outside politics are his family and home. He is also a lapsed sailor and dog walker.

Mark has been a community councillor for Treuddyn, a former school governor (and chair) of Ysgol Parc y Llan, and former voluntary board member of Venture Housing Association.

He is a Management Board Member of the Buddies Autism Club, Vice President of North Wales Disability Resources Centre, a Patron of the British Association of Social Workers, an Ambassador for Clwyd Girl Guides, Vice President of North Wales Play, Vice Patron of RORO sailing project, a Member of Glyndŵr University Court, a Member of North Wales Wildlife Trust, a Patron – Centre of Sign-Sight-Sound, President of the Centre for Cultural Engagement, Vice President of the Boys and Girls Clubs for Wales, Trustee of Families Need Fathers Both Parents Matter Cymru, a Patron of Flintshire Disability Forum, and a Patron of Policy Forum for Wales. Mark was also the founder of CHANT Cymru (Community Hospitals Acting Nationally Together) in the second Assembly.

Personal history

Mark lives in Flintshire with his wife. They have six children and a grandchild. A politics graduate of Newcastle University, Mark qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. He was previously employed as a building society area manager in north Wales.

Political history

Mark was first elected to the National Assembly for Wales in 2003, before being re-elected in 2007, 2011 and 2016. In the Second and Third Assemblies he was the Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister in a range of areas, including Finance, Education, Social Justice, Equality and Housing, as well as being the member of a number of Assembly committees and chairing the Assembly’s Legislation Committee No. 5. He also chaired Cross-Party Groups on Fuel Poverty, Neurosciences, and Funerals and Bereavement. In the Fourth Assembly he was the Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Communities, Housing, Policing and North Wales, as well as sitting on the Assembly’s Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee and the Assembly’s Standards Committee. He has also chaired Cross-Party Groups on Autism, Neurological Conditions, Fuel Poverty, Hospices and Palliative Care, and Funerals and Bereavement, and Co-chaired the Cross-Party Group on Disability.


Terms of office

  1. 02/05/2003 - 02/05/2007
  2. 04/05/2007 - 31/03/2011
  3. 06/05/2011 - 05/04/2016
  4. 06/05/2016 -

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