Christopher Chope

MP, Christchurch

Christchurch Conservative

Christopher Chope’s voting in Parliament

Christopher Chope is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Christopher Chope sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Christopher Chope consistently voted against fixed periods between parliamentary elections, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Christopher Chope consistently voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Debate on the Address: [1st Day] 18 May 2016

    It is a pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Moray (Angus Robertson) and to hear about his alternative Queen’s Speech. I was particularly interested in his proposal for a real home rule Bill for Scotland. What concerned me was that he made no reference to control by the Scottish people and the Scottish Parliament over their own fishing grounds or agriculture policy. Surely the...

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Conservative MP for Christchurch

Entered the 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, Committee on Privileges (since 28 Oct 2015)
  • Member, Committee on Standards (since 9 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (since 6 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 24 May 2005)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Justice Committee (4 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committee on Standards (7 Jan 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committee on Privileges (7 Jan 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (12 Dec 2012 to 7 Jan 2013)
  • Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee) (1 May 2008 to 22 Jul 2008)
  • Member, Administration Committee (6 Nov 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (12 Dec 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Jan 2003 to 1 Jan 2005)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Transport) (1 Jan 2002 to 1 Jan 2003)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Jan 2001 to 1 Jan 2002)
  • Member, Trade & Industry Committee (5 Jul 1999 to 4 Mar 2002)
  • Shadow Minister (Trade and Industry) (1 Jan 1998 to 1 Jan 1999)
  • Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Jan 1997 to 1 Jan 1998)
  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jan 1997 to 1 Jan 1998)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (23 Jul 1990 to 14 Apr 1992)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Environment) (10 Sep 1986 to 22 Jul 1990)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 28 Jan 1987)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Director of Carclew Limited; small private company which provides business consultancy services but excludes advice on parliamentary or public affairs (not trading).
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: British American Tobacco plc
Address of donor: Globe House, 4 Temple Place, London WC2R 2PG

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: tickets and hospitality for two at Wimbledon, value £440

Date received: 12 July 2015

Date accepted: 12 July 2015

Donor status: company, registration no 03407696

(Registered 04 September 2015)
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: ticket and hospitality at Twickenham for the England v Australia Rugby World Cup match on 3 October 2015; £1,650

Date received: 3 October 2015

Date accepted: 3 October 2015

Donor status: company, registration 1501573

(Registered 22 October 2015; updated 27 October 2015)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Carclew Limited (not trading).
8. Miscellaneous
Retired barrister. (Updated 1 June 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Christine Chope, as Secretary.

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