Chris Skidmore

MP, Kingswood

Kingswood Conservative

Chris Skidmore campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Chris Skidmore’s voting in Parliament

Chris Skidmore is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

This is a selection of Chris Skidmore’s votes.

  • Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Consistently voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Consistently voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes

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

Chris Skidmore has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Cabinet Office: Publication of Government Grant Standards 2 Dec 2016

    Today I am publishing new standards which will ensure the effectiveness of grant management across Government. These standards will be adopted by all departments to make sure that taxpayers’ money, awarded through government grants, is properly agreed and spent. The grants improvement programme aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of grant making across government. The...
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Voting Rights: Young People 1 Dec 2016

    The Government has no plans to lower the voting age for the next UK general election.
  • Chilcot Inquiry and Parliamentary Accountability 30 Nov 2016

    Let me start by expressing my condolences and sympathy to those who lost loved ones in Iraq and to those who still bear the scars of the conflict. Whatever our views on the conflict, we can surely all agree on one thing: the bravery and courage of British servicemen and women in Iraq was exemplary. We owe it to all those who died or were wounded in Iraq—be they servicemen or civilians,...

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Conservative MP for Kingswood

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Education
  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • Cabinet Office
  • Teachers: Pensions
  • Science: GCSE
  • History: GCSE
  • Gcse
  • GCSE: History

Currently held offices

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Cabinet Office) (since 17 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Education Committee (5 Nov 2012 to 18 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Health Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 17 Jun 2013)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 9 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Chris Skidmore’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 88.38% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 10 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
  • 100 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Chris Skidmore’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 126 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 21 Nov 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
2 August 2016, received £176 from Almeida Theatre, Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 1TA, via Georgina Capel Associates Ltd, 29 Wardour Street, London W1D 6PS, for an article (unpublished). Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 20 September 2016)

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