Chris Skidmore

Conservative MP for Kingswood

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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.

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Chris Skidmore has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Protecting and Restoring Nature: COP15 and Beyond 14 Jul 2022

    I am listening with interest to the comments that my right hon. Friend has made. It is unfortunate that COP15 was unable to take place in China. Does he not agree that to try to ensure that China recognises the global importance of its chairmanship of COP15, albeit in Canada, we need as many world leaders as possible to attend in Montreal, including whoever is the next Prime Minister of the...
  • Action on Climate Change and Decarbonisation 5 Jul 2022

    When it comes to future measures—I am conscious that some of these schemes were announced by a Chancellor who has resigned in the past half hour and is no longer here to defend them—we need to introduce the concept of conditionality. It has been done in France and other continental countries but not in the UK, and it means that an investment is made on the condition that it is seen...
  • Action on Climate Change and Decarbonisation 5 Jul 2022

    The Government also need to set a number of targets for the production of hydrogen and for the capture of carbon dioxide as part of their 2030 plans and the net zero strategy Build Back Better. Talking to HyNet North West, it is clear that it believes that it can go further, and it wants to call on the Government to double its opportunities to capture carbon dioxide. It wants to increase the...

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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
  • Gcse
  • History: GCSE
  • GCE A-level

Currently held offices

  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (since 11 Jul 2022)
  • Member, Health and Care Bill Committee (since 7 Sep 2021)

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) (10 Sep 2019 to 13 Feb 2020)
  • Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care) (24 Jul 2019 to 10 Sep 2019)
  • 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)
  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (8 Jan 2018 to 6 Nov 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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Springer Nature Ltd, Cromwell Place Hampshire International Business Park Lime Tree Way, Basingstoke RG24 8YJ:
3 May 2022, received £229.25 royalty payment for a previous publication. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 10 May 2022)
Oxford International Education Group, 259 Greenwich High Rd, London SE10 8NB:
From 19 May 2021 until 16 May 2022, Advisory Board Member. For providing advice on higher education and international student recruitment, I received £10,000 per annum, paid monthly. First invoice submitted on 1 July 2021. Hours: 4-8 hrs per month. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 22 June 2021; updated 14 June 2022)
From 16 May 2022 until further notice, Non-Executive Director. I will receive £40,000 per annum, paid monthly. Hours: 16-24 hrs per month. First payment expected in late June 2022. (Registered 14 June 2022)
Payments from Public Policy Projects Ltd (independent public policy institute), 10 Rose and Crown Yard, Rose and Crown Yard, London W1Y 6RE. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment.
20 October 2021, received £5,000 for policy work and writing services as Director of Policy. Hours: 40 hrs in October 2021. (Registered 12 November 2021)
29 October 2021, received £3,901.88 for research work and writing services as senior research adviser in November 2021. Hours: 40 hrs. (Registered 18 January 2022)
21 December 2021, received £4,226.61 for research work and writing services as senior research adviser in December 2021. Hours: 40 hrs. (Registered 18 January 2022)
27 April 2022, received £18,270.52 for research work and writing services as senior research adviser between January 2022 and the end of April 2022. Hours: 120 hrs. (Registered 10 May 2022)
27 May 2022, received £3,207.09 for research work and writing services as senior research adviser in May 2022. Hours: 40 hrs. (Registered 27 June 2022)
29 June 2022, received £3,207.09 for research work and writing services as senior research adviser in June 2022. Hours: 40 hrs. (Registered 26 July 2022)
29 July 2022, received £3,207.09 for research work and writing services as senior research adviser in July 2022. Hours: 40 hrs. (Registered 23 August 2022)
7 April 2022, received £165.10 royalty payment for a previous publication from the Orion Publishing Group, Orion House, 5 Upper Saint Martins Lane, London WC2H 9EA, via Jonathan Pegg Literary Agency, 32 Batoum Gardens, London W6 7QD. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 10 May 2022)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
From 30 May 2022, Bosworth Ltd, through which I will provide research and advisory services. (Registered 14 June 2022)
8. Miscellaneous
From 30 May 2022, sole director of Bosworth Ltd. At present, this is an unpaid role. (Registered 14 June 2022)

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