Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Kris Hopkins

Biography

Kris Hopkins MP 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.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The minister is responsible for:

  • local government
  • adult social care
  • homelessness
  • planning policy and casework in relation to wind farms and solar
  • community pubs

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 Unpublished research reports commissioned by the last administration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