“Speaking up for decent law-abiding hard-working people”
Mark Brooks is a national social mobility and domestic abuse campaigner, Conservative and a firm believer that the rights and interests of decent law-abiding hard-working people should always come first.
A son of white van man from South East London/Kent who was the first in his family to ever go to university he is now a national leader and voice in the field of domestic abuse and social mobility – especially in areas such as boys’ education, men’s health and male victims of domestic abuse. He is regularly featured in the national and local media (TV, radio and press) and is a regular speaker at conferences, public authorities, charities and employers across the UK.
He is a former councillor (Bexley) and Parliamentary Candidate (2001 and 2005) and is currently Chairman of the Bexleyheath and Crayford Conservative Association.
His work on social mobility has led to him being:
Chair of the ManKind Initiative since 2007 – the leading UK charity providing support to male victims of domestic abuse and championing the needs of men and their children who need to escape from abusive relationships.
Co-founder of the Men and Boys Coalition – launched in Parliament, the Coalition is a 70 strong organisation of charities, academics and professionals focussing on improving boys’ education, men’s health and promoting the positive role that fathers play in families.
At the Parliamentary launch of the Coalition with Rt. Hon. David Evennett MP
Ambassador for International Men’s Day (IMD) in the UK – one of six UK ambassadors who are responsible for promoting IMD as a way of promoting issues affecting men and boys and to celebrate their contribution to their family and to society. Now marked by over 120 organisations in the UK – the biggest anywhere in the world – and endorsed by the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister, Rt Hon Theresa May MP: “I recognise the important issues that this event seeks to highlight, including men’s health, male suicide rates and the underperformance of boys in schools, these are serious issues that must be addressed in a considered way.”
In these roles, he is also a member of a number of statutory-led committees and groups and was a key player in developing the Crown Prosecution Authority’s public statement on supporting male victims of domestic abuse, stalking and sexual abuse – the first by any prosecuting authority in the world.
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