Mark Isherwood AM

Assembly Member for North Wales

Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government

Born in 1959, Mark, who lives in Flintshire, is a Welsh Conservative Assembly Member for North Wales. He and his wife, Hilary, have six children and one grandchild. Before election to the National Assembly for Wales in 2003, he was employed as a Building Society Area Manager in North Wales.

In 2018, he was appointed the Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government and Shadow Minister for North Wales.

A politics graduate of Newcastle University, Mark is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. Mark takes a keen interest in economic, current and social affairs. He is a former Treuddyn Community Councillor, former School Governor (and Chair) of Ysgol Parc y Llan and former Voluntary Board Member of Venture Housing Association, where he remains a Member.

His interests outside politics revolve around his family and home. He is a former Chairman of Mold Round Table.

He is a Member of Cross Party Groups on Deaf Issues,  Funerals & Bereavement, violence against women and girls, Neurosciences, housing and hospices. Mark is also Chair of the Cross Party Group on Fuel Poverty and the Cross Party Group on Autism.

Mark is an Ambassador for Clwyd Girl Guides, a Vice President of the North Wales Play Association, a Patron of the Tyddyn Bach Respite Centre in Penmaenmawr, a member of Conwy CAB and an ambassador for Clare House Hospice. Mark was also the founder of CHANT Cymru (Community Hospitals Acting Nationally Together).


Ambitious plan announced to secure real change in housing

A whole-market approach which recognises the need for 70,000 new properties in Wales over an Assembly term, and the scrapping of stamp duty for first-time buyers on all properties up to the value of £250,000, headline Welsh Conservative plans to deliver a radical programme for housing.