Chris has been MP for Epsom and Ewell since the 2001 General Election and has been an active local MP, involved in several important campaigns including the battle to secure the future of Epsom Hospital. He and his family live in the constituency. He is Patron of Nork Music in the Park and the locally-based charity the Forces Children’s Trust, an Honorary Member of the Surrey Scout Council and Vice-President of the local Lest We Forget Association.
Born in 1962, Chris grew up in Buckinghamshire. He was educated at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe before going to Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, to read history. After university, he joined the BBC’s News Training Scheme, and worked as a producer on BBC News and Channel Four’s programme Business Daily.
After a few years in television production, he decided to move to the business side of the media industry, and ran a number of small and medium-sized production businesses before moving to become European Marketing Director at a leading communications agency.
Chris has written several books, including a history of the Bridgwater Canal, Anglo-American relations, and life in England after the First World War. For relaxation, he enjoys travel, walking and watching football.