About Mark Hendrick
Mark studied electrical and electronic engineering at Liverpool Polytechnic obtaining a BSc (Hons). He later completed an MSc degree in Computer Science at Manchester University. Mark qualified as a Chartered Engineer two years after finishing his Masters degree. He also holds the University of Manchester Certificate in Education teaching qualification.
From 1994 – 1999 he was Preston's Member of the European Parliament (Lancashire Central Constituency). In November 2000, Mark was elected to the House of Commons in the Preston by-election to become Member of Parliament for Preston, Walton-le-Dale and Bamber Bridge. Mark was re-elected in 2001, he served for two years on the European Scrutiny Select Committee and in 2003 was also appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Margaret Beckett MP, the then Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
In 2005 Mark was re-elected, as a Member of Parliament for Preston, Walton-le-Dale and Bamber Bridge and was re-appointed PPS to Margaret Beckett MP, in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in 2006. Mark moved with Margaret Beckett to the Foreign Office as her PPS when she became Foreign Secretary.