Christopher Chope

Former MP, Christchurch

Christchurch Conservative

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Former Conservative MP for Christchurch

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

Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for 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
  • Local Government: Dorset
  • Official Travel
  • Nurseries

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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  • Has spoken in 49 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Christopher Chope’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 147 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 80.94% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 41 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.
  • 106 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1953 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 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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