Christopher Chope

MP, Christchurch

Christchurch Conservative

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How Christopher Chope voted since 2001
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  • Voted a mixture of for and against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted moderately against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
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Christopher Chope quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Conservative MP for Christchurch

Entered House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Also represented Southampton, Itchen

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Topics of interest

  • Transport
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Congestion Charging
  • Individual Learning Accounts
  • Official Travel
  • Nurseries
  • Equitable Life

Currently held offices

  • Member, Justice Committee
  • Member, Privileges Committee
  • Member, Standards Committee
  • Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Standards and Privileges (12 Dec 2012 to 7 Jan 2013)
  • Member, Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee) (7 May 2008 to 27 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Administration Committee (16 Nov 2006 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (13 Dec 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment & Transport (9 May 2005 to 20 May 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Environment and Transport (6 Jul 2004 to 9 May 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Environment & Transport (10 May 2004 to 6 Jul 2004)

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  • Has spoken in 52 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 61 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 53.78% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 37 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1751 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

1. Remunerated directorships
Carclew Limited; small private company which provides business consultancy services but excludes advice on parliamentary or public affairs (not trading).
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: JTI
Address of donor: Members Hill, Brooklands Road, Weybridge, KT13 0QU
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets and associated hospitality at Twickenham at an approximate value of £400
Date of receipt of donation: 16 November 2013
Date of acceptance of donation: 16 November 2013
Donor status: company, registration 01501573
(Registered 4 December 2013)
9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) Carclew Limited (not trading).
11. Miscellaneous
I am a barrister, currently non-practising.

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