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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.
Christopher Chope consistently voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for.
Christopher Chope generally voted against new high speed rail infrastructure, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for.
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Will the Minister emphasise the importance of trying to achieve consensus, because there has been a lot of workplace bullying in Christchurch Council and we have seen, perhaps, elements of it in the Chamber this evening? Surely it is wrong that what may be a minority should be oppressed; surely it is important that minority views can be heard?
It is a pleasure to introduce this short end-of-day Adjournment debate on proposals to abolish Christchurch and East Dorset Councils. When a colleague saw the title of the debate, he wondered who was proposing such an outcome and why. I was able to assure him that it is not the Government, unlike 20 years ago when the Local Government Commission for England, under its then chairman Sir John...
Nothing my hon. Friend says is incorrect, but the situation is that the leaders of councils should—as the leader of East Dorset Council has said—enter into those discussions and negotiations having sought a mandate from their own councillors. That is not what is being proposed in Christchurch. For good measure, the Christchurch Council leader has also criticised the combined...
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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
- Home Department
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Congestion Charging
- Individual Learning Accounts
- Official Travel
- 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
- Chairman, Savings (Government Contributions) Bill Committee (3 out of 5)
- Chairman, Homelessness Reduction Bill Committee (0 out of 2)
- Chairman, Higher Education and Research Bill Committee (1 out of 14)
- Chairman, Education and Adoption Bill Committee (5 out of 10)
- Chairman, High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill Committee (1 out of 3)
- Chairman, High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill Committee (2 out of 6)
- Chairman, High-Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill Committee (0 out of 2)
- House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill Committee (1 out of 2)
- Chairman, Deregulation Bill Committee (9 out of 18)
- Leasehold Reform (Amendment) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Mobile Homes Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Chairman, Children and Families Bill Committee (10 out of 19)
- Chairman, Defamation Bill Committee (1 out of 5)
- Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims (Amendment) bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Chairman, Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill Committee (8 out of 20)
- Local Government Ombudsman (Amendment) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Legislation (Territorial Extent) Bill Committee (0 out of 2)
- Chairman, Finance (No. 2) Bill Committee (2 out of 5)
- Chairman, Flood and Water Management Bill Committee (4 out of 10)
- Chairman, Debt Relief (Developing Countries) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill Committee (11 out of 18)
- Chairman, National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Chairman, Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Financial Mutuals Arrangements Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Chairman, Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill Committee (9 out of 18)
- Chairman, Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill Committee (7 out of 11)
- Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Chairman, Education and Inspections Bill Committee (10 out of 21)
- Road Safety Bill Committee (9 out of 9)
- Civil Partnership Bill Committee (5 out of 5)
- School Transport Bill Committee (2 out of 4)
- Traffic Management Bill Committee (9 out of 9)
- Industrial and Provident Societies Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Finance Bill Committee (13 out of 16)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 21 Nov 2016.
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
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).
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Christine Chope, as Secretary.
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