Government Whip, Vice Chamberlain of HM Household

Kris Hopkins MP

Biography

Kris Hopkins MP was appointed Government Whip, Vice Chamberlain of HM Household on 13 May 2015

Kris was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in October 2013. 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, he served on Bradford Council, becoming leader of the council in 2006.

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.

Government Whip, Vice Chamberlain of HM Household

Whips are MPs or Lords appointed by each party to help organise their party’s contribution to parliamentary business. They are responsible for making sure the maximum number of their party members vote, and vote the way their party wants.

Previous roles in government

  1. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

    • 2013 to 2015

Announcements

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  1. Greenwich council newspaper

    • 27 March 2015
    • Government response
  2. Homelessness update

    • 26 March 2015
    • Statement to Parliament
  3. Thousands of granny flats benefiting from Council Tax cut

    • 25 March 2015
    • Press release
  4. Local government update

    • 24 March 2015
    • Statement to Parliament
  5. Cheers all round for Community Pubs Day

    • 23 March 2015
    • Press release
  6. Targeted action for Community Clear Up day as part of national spring clean

    • 21 March 2015
    • Press release
  7. Unpublished research reports commissioned by the last administration

    • 20 March 2015
    • Statement to Parliament
  8. Local authority publicity

    • 10 March 2015
    • Statement to Parliament
  9. Cheers all round for community pubs day

    • 4 March 2015
    • Press release
  10. Royal Borough of Greenwich

    • 3 March 2015
    • Statement to Parliament