Sherwood MP Mark Spencer has been chosen for the position of chief whip by Boris Johnson the new leader of the Conservative Party.
The former Nottinghamshire dairy farmer and buisnessman, became the MP for Sherwood in 2010 and has been whip since 2017. The 49 year old politician is one of the the first cabinet members to be appointed by Boris Johnson.
Mr Spencer who originally voted against Brexit has faced his fare share of controversies: in 2015 he was accused of suggesting that a man with learning difficulties, who had been left without food or power after being sanctioned for arriving four minutes late at the benefit office, should “learn the discipline of timekeeping” and a year later Spencer was investigated by police, along with other MP’s who had allegedly spent more than the legal limit on constituency election campaign expenses.
Spencer was also criticised in 2017, by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, over the misuse of taxpayers’ resources, for which he is said to have apologised and subsequently sent a member of his staff on a training course to ensure it didn’t happen again.