Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Kris Hopkins MP

Biography

Kris Hopkins was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Northern Ireland Office on 17 July 2016. He was elected Conservative MP for Keighley in West Yorkshire in May 2010.

Education

Kris has a degree in communications and cultural studies from Leeds University.

Political career

Before his election to Parliament, Kris Hopkins served on Bradford Council, becoming leader of the council in 2006.

He was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in October 2013.

He served as Government Whip, Vice Chamberlain of HM Household from May 2015 until July 2016.

Career outside politics

A former member of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, Kris served in Kenya, Northern Ireland and Germany. He has lectured in media theory, communications and digital media.

Personal life

Kris is a keen walker and runner and a photographer.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State supports the work of the Northern Ireland Office.

Previous roles in government

  1. Government Whip, Vice Chamberlain of HM Household

    • 2015 to 2016
  2. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

    • 2013 to 2015

Announcements

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  1. Tribute to fallen heroes on Remembrance Day

    • News story
  2. Appointment of new members to Equality Commission

    • Press release
  3. Elections consultation promises streamlined service for NI voters

    • News story
  4. Hopkins cheers on Northern Ireland athletes in Rio 2016 Olympics

    • News story
  5. Greenwich council newspaper

    • Government response
  6. Homelessness update

    • Statement to Parliament
  7. Thousands of granny flats benefiting from Council Tax cut

    • Press release
  8. Local government update

    • Statement to Parliament
  9. Cheers all round for Community Pubs Day

    • Press release
  10. Targeted action for Community Clear Up day as part of national spring clean

    • Press release