Mark won his seat in a by-election on 2 December 2010, following the death of Council Leader Brian Leverett, overturning a Conservative majority of 760. He increased his majority to 894 in the elections on 5 May 2011, polling 1,911 votes. He was re-elected in 2015 again topping the poll in the ward.

Mark has lived in Poole Town for 14 years and is very supportive of his local community. He is a member of Poole Quays Forum and Poole Old Town Conservation Group.

Mark has 15 years experience of working as a lawyer in London, Cairo and Dorset, and also runs a business specialising in communications and employee engagement:Nutmeg Communications.

He has a degree in History and a Masters in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography. He has had a book published on the troubles in the Middle East.

Please leave a message for Mark on 01202 672505, e-mail him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or write to him at Poole People, 10 Market Street, Poole BH15 1NF, and he will get back to you promptly.