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Chris Skidmore

Chris Skidmore is the Conservative MP for Kingswood and he was first elected in 2010. He has been a member of the Conservative party since 1996. Chris studied History at Oxford, where he continued with postgraduate research. He has written several history books including Edward VI: The Lost King of England; Death and the Virgin: Elizabeth I, Robert Dudley and the Mysterious Fate of Amy Robsart; Bosworth: The Birth of the Tudors; and most recently, Richard III: Brother, Protector, King. Chris is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.

Chris was Minister of State jointly at the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from September 2019 to February 2020. He was previously Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care between July 2019 and September 2019. He was Minister of State jointly at the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy between December 2018 and July 2019. He was Parliamentary Secretary at the Cabinet Office from July 2016 to January 2018. In May 2015, he was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. In September 2014 he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Number 10 Policy Board and in 2013, he was appointed to the Number 10 Policy Board. Chris sat on the Education Select Committee from 2012 to 2014 and the Health Select Committee from 2010 to 2013.