Epsom, , United Kingdom
|| April 01, 1962
May 23, 2017 04:37am
|Info||Born in 1962, Chris grew up in Buckinghamshire, though his parents moved to Cheshire when he was 19, and he has extensive family links in the North West. 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 worked for a number of small and medium-sized production businesses before moving to the Employee Change Communication practice at international communications firm Burson Marsteller. He ended his time there as European Marketing Director.
Chris has been married to Sue since 1987, and they have one daughter and one son. 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 antiques, travel, and watching cricket when he has the chance.
Chris has been MP for Epsom and Ewell since 2001 and is currently Shadow Minister for Health. He was previously Shadow Minister for Higher and Further Education and an Opposition Whip. He has also served as a member of the influential House of Commons Transport Select Committee.
Before his election he was a local councillor in the London Borough of Merton.