Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Kris Hopkins MP

Biography

Kris Hopkins MP was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in October 2013. He is the Conservative MP for Keighley in West Yorkshire.

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

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  1. Town hall trailblazers could save £5 billion in a digital decade

    • 12 February 2015
    • Press release
  2. Final local government finance settlement 2015 to 2016

    • 3 February 2015
    • Statement to Parliament
  3. Call to arms for community clear up to mark the start of spring

    • 31 January 2015
    • Press release
  4. Local government update

    • 29 January 2015
    • Statement to Parliament
  5. Coalition ministers change the law to protect the Great British pub

    • 26 January 2015
    • Press release
  6. Community pubs

    • 26 January 2015
    • Statement to Parliament
  7. Common sense rules protect British pubs from the crippling cost of keeping the peace

    • 11 January 2015
    • Press release
  8. Government targets billions of pounds of uncollected debt

    • 22 December 2014
    • Press release
  9. Council Tax freeze and sensible savings ‘will deliver fairer deal for hardworking families’

    • 18 December 2014
    • Press release
  10. Provisional local government finance settlement 2015 to 2016

    • 18 December 2014
    • Statement to Parliament