Chris Skidmore

Vice-Chair, Conservative Party

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Kingswood Conservative

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

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Last updated: 16 Jan 2018

Recent appearances

  • Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval 17 Apr 2018

    Is the Prime Minister aware that the comments she is making reflect accurately a Ministry of Justice report published under the previous Labour Government in 2009, which stated that any relaxation of prerogative powers would “dangerously” weaken our ability to respond in a crisis?
  • GKN: Proposed Takeover by Melrose 27 Mar 2018

    Many of my constituents have bitter memories of the promise made to keep open the Somerdale factory site in Keynsham when Kraft took over Cadbury, under the previous Labour Government. That factory site is now closed and is a housing estate. What commitment can the Secretary of State give to my constituents that this will be different, and that these legally binding commitments will be...

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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
  • GCSE: History

Currently held offices

  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (since 8 Jan 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 16 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 94.89% 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.
  • 93 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Chris Skidmore’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 166 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 19 Mar 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
23 May 2017, received £330.95 from Jonathan Pegg Literary Agency, 67 Wingate Square, London SW4 0AF, on behalf of Orion Publishers, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0LS, for royalties for previous work, first published in May 2013. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 27 June 2017)
Payments received via Georgina Capel Associates Ltd, 29 Wardour Street, London W1D 6PS:
17 August 2017, received £17,961.64 delivery advance of a book, comprised of £10,250 from Weidenfeld and Nicholson, The Orion Publishing Group, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DZ for UK edition and £7,711.64 from St Martin's Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010 for US edition. Hours: approx. 768 hrs (circa 4 hrs a week over four years 2013-2017). (Registered 14 September 2017)

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