Christopher Chope

Conservative MP for Christchurch

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

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Christopher Chope has quite often rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Park Home Residents: Legal Protection 1 Oct 2019

    May I give a warm vote of congratulation to my hon. Friend on his maiden speech as a Minister? Brilliant! He responded admirably to the shadow Minister, the right hon. Member for Wentworth and Dearne (John Healey), and he understands our frustration and said that he will pass on those expressions of frustration to the Minister for Housing when she gets back from the conference. I am most...
  • Park Home Residents: Legal Protection 1 Oct 2019

    Does my hon. Friend accept that, in the light of recent planning decisions at appeal, the two sectors are now morphed together, and that the only way to resolve the matter and make them distinct again is through legislation?
  • Park Home Residents: Legal Protection 1 Oct 2019

    It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I hope that in due course you will be correctly described on the nameplate that currently refers to the missing chairman. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Worthing West (Sir Peter Bottomley) for moving the motion and ensuring that we got under way as quickly as possible, and I thank you, Mr Hollobone, for coming...

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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
  • Treasury
  • Health
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Congestion Charging
  • Local Government: Dorset
  • Individual Learning Accounts
  • Official Travel
  • Nurseries

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committee on Privileges (since 26 Oct 2017)
  • Member, Committee on Standards (since 26 Oct 2017)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
  • Member, Committee on Exiting the European Union (since 11 Sep 2017)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 22 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Housing, 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: 30 Sep 2019.

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)
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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