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Brooks Newmark MP, minister for civil society
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Brooks Newmark announced as next minister for civil society

Governance | Kirsty Weakley | 15 Jul 2014

David Cameron has announced that Brooks Newmark will be the next minister for civil society.

Newmark is the MP for Braintree. He has been an MP since 2005. He has sat on the Treasury Select Committee since 2012.

He is involved with various charities including PARC, a respite centre based in Braintree for children with severe disabilities, Farleigh Hospice and A Partner in Education, which he founded in 2010.

He is still a trustee for A Partner in Education which has been set up to furnish a new school in Rwanda. Over the three years since it has been registered with the Charity Commission its total income has been £4,200 with an expenditure of £24,000.

Nick Hurd tweeted his congratulations saying that Brooks Newmark "is an old friend and I am relieved and delighted that he is picking up the baton. A very decent and thoughtful man".

In 2010 Newmark was appointed a senior government whip with responsibility for the Department of Business and the Wales Office and later was given responsibility for the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister until September 2012. During this time, Newmark was a Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury.

Before entering politics, Newmark was a senior partner of Apollo Management LP, an international private equity firm.

 

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