Christopher Chope

MP, Christchurch

Christchurch Conservative

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How Christopher Chope voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted moderately against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted moderately for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
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Christopher Chope quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Today’s Business of the House 26 Mar 2015

    Does my right hon. Friend remember that he and I were the only participants in the debate on the business motion on Tuesday? Will he explain why he did not take that opportunity to say that he would bring forward changes to Standing Orders, bearing in mind that, in the absence of a written constitution, our Standing Orders are effectively our freedom and democracy—our unwritten...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Topical Questions 25 Mar 2015

    In joining the tributes to my right hon. Friend for his sterling public service, may I ask what else he could have achieved in the past five years had he been a member of a real Conservative Government?
  • Business of the House (24, 25 and 26 March) 24 Mar 2015

    If my memory serves me correctly, a very short Finance Act followed the Budget in 1992, with the main, substantive Finance Bill being brought forward after the general election.

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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 (since 4 Nov 2013)
  • Member, Privileges Committee (since 7 Jan 2013)
  • Member, Standards Committee (since 7 Jan 2013)
  • Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (since 12 Jul 2010)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 24 May 2005)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (12 Dec 2012 to 7 Jan 2013)
  • 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)
  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jan 1997 to 1 Jan 1998)
  • Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Jan 1997 to 1 Jan 1998)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (1 Jun 1990 to 1 Jun 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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  • Has spoken in 80 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 104 written questions in the last year — well 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 55.09% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 40 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") 1830 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Mar 2015.

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 to Chelsea Flower Show, including hospitality; total value £1,404
Date of receipt of donation: 20 May 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 20 May 2014
Donor status: company, registration 1501573
(Registered 4 November 2014)
9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) Carclew Limited (not trading).
11. Miscellaneous
I am a barrister, currently non-practising.

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