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

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Last updated: 22 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Personal Independence Payments: Points of Order 28 Feb 2017

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  • Personal Independence Payments: Points of Order 28 Feb 2017

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. On 9 February a group of councils in Dorset made a submission to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, seeking to abolish Christchurch and two other councils that are strongly resisting abolition. A week ago, I asked the Secretary of State whether he could give a closing date for the receipt of objections to that submission, and also a...
  • Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Dorset 28 Feb 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the closing date is for the submission of (a) objections to the proposal submitted by some Dorset local authorities on 9 February 2017 for local government reorganisation and (b) any alternative or counter-proposals for change to local government structures in Dorset.

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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

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
  • Official Travel
  • Nurseries
  • Equitable Life

Currently held offices

  • Member, Procedure Committee (since 21 Nov 2016)
  • 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 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)
  • 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 (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: 20 Feb 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 (not trading).
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 (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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