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 is the Welsh Government's policy on road safety?

Tabled on 19/06/2024

How is the Welsh Government meeting the needs of pupils with additional learning needs?

Tabled on 13/06/2024

What consideration did the Cabinet Secretary give to addressing youth homelessness when preparing the 2024-25 Welsh Government draft budget?

Tabled on 12/06/2024

What is the Welsh Government's policy on increasing the amount of wildlife on farms?

Tabled on 12/06/2024

How is the Welsh Government monitoring the progress of its additional learning needs reforms?

Tabled on 05/06/2024

Will the Cabinet Secretary outline how the Welsh Government is working with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board to reduce waiting times for gastroenterology appointments and eliminate...

Tabled on 04/06/2024

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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.

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

  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 - 28/04/2021
  5. 08/05/2021 -

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