Mark Gino Francois born 14 August 1965 is a British politician. A member of the Conservative Party, he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Rayleigh and Wickford, previously Rayleigh, since the 2001 general election.
Francois served as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household 2010–2012, a Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence 2012–2013 and Minister of State for the Armed Forces 2013–2015.
He was also Minister of State for Communities and Resilience and Minister for Portsmouth at the Department for Communities and Local Government from 2015 to 2016.
In 2018, he was appointed deputy chair and de facto whip of the eurosceptic European Research Group ERG by chair Jacob Rees-Mogg.
He was a critic of the leadership of Theresa May during her time as leader of the Conservative Party.
In March 2020 he became the Chair of the ERG.
Mark Francois ex-Wife: Who is Karen Thomas?
Francois married Karen Thomas at Langdon Hills, Basildon, in June 2000. They divorced in 2006.
Other details about Karen Thomas personal life is not mentioned to the public.