Marcus lives with his wife Jenny and their two young children in East Coker and in the London area to be near Parliament. Originally from Australia, Marcus came to the UK when he was 3. He went to school in Bristol, London and Hampshire before going to Oxford University where he studied literature.
After graduating, Marcus joined Mercury Asset Management, a British fund management firm based in London, specialising in investing in businesses in the Asia Pacific region and global companies and global government bond markets. With this experience, he set up his own business in growth markets in Australia, India and the EMEA region. Because of his strong ties with business investment, Marcus is a strong supporter of local businesses.
Marcus’s political life started when he was a South Somerset District Councillor for the Yeovil South Ward between 2011 and 2015. He then became Somerset County Councillor in 2013 for the Coker Ward. Marcus was then elected to be Member of Parliament for the Yeovil constituency at the 2015 General Election with 24,178 (42.5%), a majority of 5,313 votes (9.3%). He was then re-elected on 8th June 2017 with an increased majority (14,723) and vote share (54.5%). On 12th December 2019 he was again re-elected with an increased majority (16,181) and vote share (58.4%). Marcus is a member of the European Scrutiny Committee and Deputy President of the Board of Trade.