Mark Hendrick MP (Labour)

Mark Hendrick has served as Labour MP for Preston since 2000. Recently in the December 2019 General Election, Mark received 20,870 votes, which equaled a 61.8% majority, retaining his seat.

A former electronics engineer and college lecturer, Mark studied electrical and electronic engineering at Manchester University. He is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and holds the University of Manchester Certificate in Education (Cert. Ed.) teaching qualification.

Mark was first elected to Salford City Council in 1987 and served on the City Council for eight years. "What drove me into politics was seeing the wasted potential of people I grew up with. People who were denied fair chances because of poverty, a poor education and then the lack of a job."

Mark became MP for Preston in the November 2000 By-election, following the death of Audrey Wise. He was then successfully re-elected in June 2001 after a landslide victory with 20,540 votes.

Mark was in the European Parliament before he sat in the House of Commons. He rose through the ranks as MEP for Lancashire Central, an area which includes Preston, where he became Labour's spokesperson on economic, monetary and industrial policy, and later was elected Leader of the Socialists on the European Parliament's most powerful legislative committee, the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee Mark is now on the influential Select Committee for International Development.

Following the change over from Prime Minister, Tony Blair to Gordon Brown, Mark was moved to become PPS to Jack Straw the Lord High Chancellor and the Secretary of State for Justice in the re-shuffle that followed. Mark served as a PPS to Jack Straw, Minister of Justice, for one year.


Contact Details:

Marsh Lane, Preston, PR1 8UQ

Tel: 01772 883575