Chris Skidmore

Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Conservative MP for Kingswood


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.

However, Chris Skidmore sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Chris Skidmore voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. 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 occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Drugs 2 Aug 2019

    The United Kingdom will leave the European Union on 31 October, with or without a deal. The Government would prefer the UK to leave the EU with a deal and, in the event that the UK leaves the EU with a new deal, the Department’s assessment is that access to medicines and medical devices will not change for industry or the National Health Service. While the Prime Minister is confident that...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Housing 24 Jul 2019

    Higher education providers are autonomous bodies that are independent from the government and so the government plays no direct role in the provision of student residential accommodation. We have seen evidence that the standard of student accommodation is improving. For example, in 2018/19, the level of self-catered ensuite provision at institutions stood at approximately 222,000 rooms...
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Housing: Electricity 23 Jul 2019

    Holding answer received on 22 July 2019 Electricity connections and upgrades for new and existing homes are a matter for distribution network operators (DNOs) overseen by the independent regulator, Ofgem. Under the Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement, DNOs are required to offer customers the most efficient solution to meet their requirements. In doing so, DNOs assess...

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Conservative MP for Kingswood

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

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Topics of interest

Chris Skidmore campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

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

Currently held offices

  • Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care) (since 24 Jul 2019)
  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (since 8 Jan 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education) (5 Dec 2018 to 24 Jul 2019)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Cabinet Office) (17 Jul 2016 to 8 Jan 2018)
  • Member, Education Committee (5 Nov 2012 to 18 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 17 Jun 2013)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 23 debates in the last year — 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 during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 94.06% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 243 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Aug 2019.

8. Miscellaneous
From 8 January 2018, vice-chairman of the Conservative Party. This post carries a part time salary. (Registered 01 May 2018)

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