Chris was born in Walsall and grew up in Wombourne near Wolverhampton. He lives in within his constituency in Shenstone.
A midlander through and through, Chris was elected as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Tamworth in May 2010, and was re-elected in June 2017 with a majority of 12,347.
In 2011, Chris was a member of the Armed Forces Bill Committee, and between 2010 and 2015, he was a member of the Energy and Climate Change Committee. Following the 2015 General Election, he was appointed as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the then Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond. Since 2016 he has been in the Government Whips' Office, currently serving as Deputy Chief Whip. In his duty as Deputy Chief Whip, he does not speak in the House by convention but can raise issues directly with Government Ministers.
After reading history at the London School of Economics, Chris joined a major IT management consultancy firm where he worked for 18 years. His work for the management consultancy firm educated him on a wide variety of industries from retail to financial services, including time working in Saudi Arabia and in France.
A Conservative Party member since 1987, he has campaigned hard for the Britain he believes in. He believes strongly in local communities where people look after one another, support their local schools and hospitals, respect common traditions and stand together against the threat of crime and anti-social behaviour. He supported the leave campaign and voted to exit the EU.
In his limited spare time outside of his work in politics, he is a member of Tamworth's Hodge Lane Nature Reserve, the Peel Society and a Patron of the Canwell Show. He enjoys golf, horse racing, grand prix (watching not driving!), and books by Evelyn Waugh, Arnold Bennett, R L Stevenson, John Buchan and Simon Raven.