People of the Senedd
Mark Isherwood MS
Senedd Regional Member
Welsh Conservative Party
Welsh Conservative Party Group
8 Chester Street
My Senedd Activities
What action is the Welsh Government taking to ensure that schools meet the communication needs of disabled pupils?
Tabled on 22/11/2023
How does the Welsh Government collaborate with external agencies when implementing the nature recovery plan?
Tabled on 22/11/2023
What plans does the Welsh Government have for pooling health and social care service budgets in Wales?
Tabled on 09/11/2023
What assessment has the Welsh Government made of the impact of respiratory infections including COVID-19 and flu on people with lung conditions such as cystic fibrosis as we head into the...
Tabled on 25/10/2023
How many schools and nursery settings in Wales have created a framework for the whole-school approach to emotional and mental well-being?
Tabled on 19/10/2023
Will the Minister provide an update on the implementation of the whole-school approach to emotional and mental well-being in schools?
Tabled on 19/10/2023
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Detailed information: Mark Isherwood MS
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.
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.
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.
In the Fifth Senedd he was the Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Communities, Europe and North Wales, then the Shadow Minister for Local Government and Housing and finally the Shadow Minister for Finance and Chief Whip. He also Chaired Cross-Party Groups on Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency, Autism, Disability, Neurological Conditions, and Funerals and Bereavement.
Terms of office
- 02/05/2003 - 02/05/2007
- 04/05/2007 - 31/03/2011
- 06/05/2011 - 05/04/2016
- 06/05/2016 - 28/04/2021
- 08/05/2021 -
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Cross Party Membership
- Armed Forces and Cadets
- Autism (Chair)
- Children and Families
- Children in Our Care
- Co-operatives & Mutuals
- Coeliac Disease & Dermatitis Herpetiformis
- Consumer Rights
- Deaf Issues (Chair)
- Disability (Chair)
- Eating Disorders
- Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency (Chair)
- Funerals and Bereavement (Chair)
- Haemophilia and infected blood
- Hospice and Palliative Care (Chair)
- Human Trafficking in Wales
- Learning Disability
- Lung Health
- Muscular Dystrophy and Neuromuscular Conditions
- North Wales (Chair)
- Rare, Genetic and undiagnosed conditions
- Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine
- Shooting and Conservation
- Small Shops
- Violence Against Women and Children
- Senedd Election (Constituency) 2021, 06/05/2021
- Senedd Election (Regional) 2021, 06/05/2021
- National Assembly for Wales Elections (Regional) 2016, 06/05/2016
- National Assembly for Wales Elections (Regional) 2011, 05/05/2011
- National Assembly for Wales Elections (Regional) 2007, 03/05/2007
- National Assembly for Wales Elections (Constituency) 2003, 01/05/2003
- National Assembly for Wales Elections (Regional) 2003, 01/05/2003