|Member of Parliament |
for South Derbyshire
2 May 1997 – 12 April 2010
|Preceded by||Edwina Currie|
|Succeeded by||Heather Wheeler|
|Born||29 December 1954|
Dorchester, Dorset, England
|Children||1 son (Peter)|
|Alma mater||Emmanuel College, Cambridge|
|Website||www.marktodd.org.uk (Constituency matters)|
Mark Todd became the Chairman of Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in January 2014.
Early life and career
His grandfather Alfred Todd was a Conservative MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed from 1929 to 1935. Todd attended Sherborne School in north Dorset and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, gaining a Cambridge University BA degree in history in 1976. He served for twelve years as a Cambridge City Councillor, spending three years as leader from 1987 to 1990 and five as deputy leader.
He was a managing director of the Longman publishing house from 1977 to 1996. In this company he worked from 1988 to 1992 in industry and public service management, from 1990 to 1992 at Carter Mill and in information technology from 1992 to 1994. A former non-executive director of consumer co-operative Cambridge & District Co-operative Society, before its 1991 merger with Co-operative Retail Services, he is a member of the Co-operative Party.
Todd first contested the seat of South Derbyshire in 1992, before gaining the seat from the Conservative's Edwina Currie in 1997. He steered the Co-operatives and Community Benefit Societies Act 2003 through Parliament as a private member's bill. The Act is an amendment to the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965, which regulates a form of UK corporation known as the industrial and provident society.
- Official constituency office website
- Guardian Unlimited Politics - Ask Aristotle: Mark Todd MP
- TheyWorkForYou.com - Mark Todd MP
- BBC Politics page
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for South Derbyshire
1997 – 2010