Chris Skidmore

Conservative MP for Kingswood

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10th June 2020 onwards

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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.

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

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

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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

  • 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: 4 Oct 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
4 May 2021, received £960.29 royalty payment for a previous publication from Springer Nature Ltd, Cromwell Place Hampshire International Business Park Lime Tree Way, Basingstoke RG24 8YJ. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 16 June 2021; updated 23 June 2021)
From 19 May 2021 until 19 May 2023, Advisory Board Member, Oxford International Education Group, 259 Greenwich High Rd, London SE10 8NB. For providing advice on higher education and international student recruitment, I will receive £10,000 per annum, paid monthly. First invoice to be submitted on 1 July 2021. Hours: 4-8 hrs per month. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 22 June 2021)

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