Christopher Chope

MP, Christchurch

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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
  • Christopher Chope generally voted against new high speed rail infrastructure, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Christopher Chope’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Christopher Chope’s full vote analysis page for more.

Christopher Chope has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 29 Jun 2017

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 20 Jul 2017

    Growing public anger at the BBC is made worse by the fact that the public know that the BBC is funded by a highly regressive television tax. May we have an early debate not just on the accountability of the BBC but on its funding, with a view to getting rid of the television tax, which at the moment results in 10% of all cases in the magistrates courts and particularly impacts on women? Some...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Fraud 10 Jul 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of criminal fraud were reported to the National Fraud Reporting Centre, Action Fraud, in each of the last 12 months for which information is available; and how many of those cases (a) have been or are being investigated and (b) have led to prosecution.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Fraud: Prosecutions 10 Jul 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the Government's policy is on the prosecution of people who perpetrate criminal fraud; and what advice her Department has given to chief constables in England on the priority to be accorded to such crime.

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Conservative MP for Christchurch

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Also represented Southampton, Itchen


Topics of interest

Christopher Chope campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Transport
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Congestion Charging
  • Individual Learning Accounts
  • Local Government: Dorset
  • Official Travel
  • Nurseries

Currently held offices

  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 22 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Communities and Local Government Committee (18 Apr 2017 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (21 Nov 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Committee on Privileges (28 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Committee on Standards (9 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Justice Committee (4 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committee on Privileges (7 Jan 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committee on Standards (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)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (24 May 2005 to 3 May 2017)
  • 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: 31 Jul 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Director of Carclew Limited; small private company which provides business consultancy services but excludes advice on parliamentary or public affairs. (Updated 20 June 2017)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: L3 Communications
Address of donor: 23 King Street, St James', London SW1Y 8QY

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Hospitality for myself and my wife at Fairford Air Tattoo, total estimated value £350

Date received: 8 July 2016

Date accepted: 8 July 2016

Donor status: company, registration number 04507278

(Registered 31 August 2016)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Carclew Limited. (Updated 20 June 2017)
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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