LOCAL NEWS

9th November 2019

Sir Chris Chope adopted as Candidate for the Christchurch Parliamentary Seat

Conservatives in Christchurch have given Sir Christopher Chope, their overwhelming backing, as their candidate in the forthcoming General Election.

Sir Christopher who has represented the constituency since 1997 said " I am Honoured and privileged to have been readopted."

Chairman of Christchurch & East Dorset Conservative Association, Lisle Smith said "Sir Christopher, has been campaigning for Christchurch & East Dorset, for over 22 years.

A Bit Of History

His commitment to ensuring the Government delivers Brexit, his work as a Constituency MP with a reputation for holding bureaucrats to account, plus vast experience in helping to resolve issues for our residents, meant that he was readopted as the Candidate unopposed." 

Christopher Chope, has continuously represented Christchurch since 1997. From 1983 - 1992 he served as the  MP for Southampton Itchen

In the 2017 General Election, Sir Christopher secured 35,230 votes (69.6%) giving him a majority of 25,171 over the Labour Party

Sir Christopher is married to Christo, they live in Neacroft and have 2 grown up-children. 

He was knighted in 2018 

 

 

24th July 2019

Chris Chope expresses his delight at election of his choice of Boris as the leader

The new Prime Minister is exciting, energetic and going to bring the best out of the British people…  I am delighted to be able to serve his Government on the back benches.  We now have a Conservative Party leader who actually believes in Conservative principles and values.   Boris is the closest match since Margaret Thatcher of a leader who embodies instinctive conservativism.  He believes in the small state and the freedom and responsibility of the individual.

Chris, in giving the comments above to the New Milton Advertiser (page1), emphasised that delivering Brexit by 31st October was most important and that an early General Election would be a major distraction. 

 

30th July 2019

 

Chris Chope criticises lifelong anonymity for teenage terrorist.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph (page 1) Chris, who is a member of the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee, expressed his concern at the court decision to grant anonymity for life to a youth from Blackburn who was convicted of directing a plot for police officers to be beheaded during an Anzac Day parade in Melbourne, Australia.  

Chris believes that the decision should be subject to periodic review to ensure that the needs of rehabilitation are balanced with the principle that justice should be open and transparent.

 

1st August 2019

 

Chris Chope calls for Home Affairs Committee to investigate Scotland Yard’s handling of the VIP child abuse enquiry

Following the sentence of Carl Beech to 18 years imprisonment for his bogus claims of child rape and murder, Chris Chope, a member of the Home Affairs Committee, has called on the chairman of the Committee, Yvette Cooper, to agree to an urgent enquiry.  

Speaking to the Daily Mail (page 11), Chris Chope said “Is this an issue of sufficient significance that the Committee should be discussing it and conducting an enquiry?  Absolutely yes.”  He also suggested that the terms of enquiry should be wide enough to take into account pressure being put upon prosecuting and investigating where thought to be politically correct, regardless of the evidence.