Chris Skidmore

Former Conservative MP for Kingswood


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Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Publication of Adrian Smith Review 5 Nov 2019

    I am pleased to announce that I have today published the report “Changes and Choices”, co-authored by Professor Sir Adrian Smith and Professor Graeme Reid. This report, which I commissioned in March of this year, provides independent advice on the design of UK funding schemes for international collaboration, innovation and curiosity-driven blue-skies research.[1] In the course of...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education 4 Nov 2019

    The Department for Education is working closely with higher education (HE) representative bodies – including Universities UK, GuildHE, Independent HE, Russell Group and others, representing the full spectrum of HE providers across the UK – to ensure we communicate the government’s Brexit guidance, including on No Deal, effectively to providers. Through the Office for Students, we have...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Department for Education: International Men's Day 4 Nov 2019

    No one should suffer unfair treatment because of their gender. Every year International Men’s Day offers an opportunity to highlight how outcomes for men and boys can be improved and to talk about some of the important work going on every day across the government to do this. The work ranges from the introduction of shared parental leave, which allows men to take time away from the...

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Former Conservative MP for Kingswood

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

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for 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
  • Health Services: Overseas Visitors

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 6 Nov 2019)
  • 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)


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  • Has spoken in 22 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 94.17% 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.
  • 103 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 247 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 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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