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The Rt Hon Mark Spencer MP Minister of State (Minister for Food, Farming and Fisheries), DEFRA.

Mark Spencer was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on 7 September 2022. He was previously Lord President and Leader of the House of Commons, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip) before that. Mark and his family run a family farm business which now employs around 50 local people, growing produce which is sold in the farm shop. Before entering Parliament, Mark was Chairman of the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs as well as a District and County Councillor.