Rt. Hon Minister Christopher Pincher MP
Christopher was born in Walsall and grew up in Wombourne near Wolverhampton. He studied history at the London School of Economics before joining a major IT consultancy firm in 1993, now called Accenture. In his time with the firm he worked in Paris, Riyadh and Chicago as well as around the United Kingdom.
He was elected to Parliament in May 2010 as the Member of Parliament for Tamworth and brought to Westminster a particular interest in energy policy and foreign affairs. He sat on the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, served on the Armed Forces Bill Committee and focused on a number of APPGs for Central Asian countries. Christopher’s first Government appointment was as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the then Foreign Secretary in 2015. He went on to serve in a number of positions in the Whips’ Office before becoming Deputy Chief Whip in January 2018.
Under Boris Johnson, Christopher has served as Minister of State for Europe and the Americas, attending the final meeting of the EU Council as the representative of the United Kingdom, as well as visiting Cyprus, Ukraine, Croatia and the Czech Republic. Christopher has been the Minister of State for Housing since February 2020, with a specific focus on planning reform, supporting the housing market and home ownership among his wide departmental brief. He also supports the Minister of State for Building Safety by answering for the Government in the House of Commons on building safety matters