The Sherwood Constituency
The constituency covers a large area, spanning from the edges of Nottingham city, north to Sherwood Forest. Scroll down for information about the Constituency and what Mark does.
About the area
The Sherwood constituency was first created in 1983 and was constructed from parts of neighbouring constituencies Newark, Carlton and Ashfield. Sherwood has a strong mining tradition and is noted for being a constituency of contrasts. The constituency encompasses both rural and urban areas.
The commuter town of Hucknall, famed for its connection with framework knitting, is the constituency's largest town with a population of around 30,000. From 1861 Hucknall became primarily a colliery town. Coal remained the staple industry of Hucknall and neighbouring Ollerton until the mid 1980s. The area is also famed for the Hucknall air field which, in 1927 was taken over by Rolls Royce.
During World War II the air field was the location of the maiden flight of a P-51 Mustang, fitted with a Rolls-Royce Merlin Engine. Rolls Royce Hucknall, being always at the forefront of technology, developed and tested the worlds first vertical take-off engine.
Surrounding the village of Edwinstowe resides the constituencys most famous attribute Sherwood Forest. Attracting on average 500,000 visitors a year, the forest is celebrated for being the legendary home of Robin Hood. At the heart of Sherwood Forest resides the 800-1000 year old Major Oak. The vast tree, as well as being one of the country's oldest oaks, is rumored to be the legendary outlaws main hide-out. Likewise, the church of St Marys in Edwinstowe is said to be the place where Robin Hood married his sweetheart Maid Marian.
Constituents are able to visit Mark in person at one of his MP's surgeries. These are usually held every fortnight. There is no set location for these surgeries, as Mark likes to make his way around as much of the constituency as possible.
Please telephone the Constituency Office to make an appointment at a surgery near you. Mark or a member of the team will often contact you by telephone prior to your surgery appointment to get some preliminary information from you. It may also be helpful, or even essential, that you take certain steps before Mark can intervene on your behalf. If this is the case, Mark or one of his staff will be able to advise you about what steps you need to take.
Please note that there are over 80,000 people living in the Sherwood Constituency and there can, therefore, be long waiting lists for surgery appointments. If you have an urgent matter, please talk with Mark's staff about other ways of dealing with your concerns more quickly. It may be sensible for you to start by writing to Mark, or by making an appointment to see one of his staff as a preliminary step.
Click the button below for more ways to contact Mark and his office.
Additional help and support
The Citizens Advice Bureau, also known as the CAB offer free confidential advice to members of the public free of charge. The CAB offer a range of advice services including:
Pensions and tax issues
Help with filling out forms
Help with appeals and tribunals
You can find out more by visiting their website:
Or you can give them a ring on:
''I'm a kinship carer and for me Mark has been an absolute tower of strength. He has fought for our community and for the individuals who live here, just as he said he would. I know that I have never had so much help and support from my MP before.''
Colleen McManus, Hucknall resident