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Chris Pincher is a British Independent politician and a Conservative member, who has served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamworth since 2010. Pincher previously served as Government Deputy Chief Whip and Treasurer of the Household from 2018 to 2019 and from February to June 2022. Pincher was first elected as MP for Tamworth at the 2010 general election when he gained the seat from the Labour Party. He first contested the seat in 2005. He served as a Parliamentary Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond from 2015 to 2016.
Pincher served as an Assistant Whip and Comptroller of the Household in 2017 before he resigned after being implicated in the 2017 Westminster sexual misconduct allegations, having been accused of sexual misconduct by Tom Blenkinsop and Alex Story. Two months later, in January 2018, he was appointed by Theresa May as Government Deputy Chief Whip and Treasurer of the Household. After Boris Johnson became Prime Minister in July 2019, Pincher was appointed Minister of State for Europe and the Americas. In the February 2020 reshuffle, he was appointed Minister of State for Housing.
In February 2022, he returned to his former role of Government Deputy Chief Whip and Treasurer of the Household. After allegedly groping two men while he was drunk, Pincher resigned as Deputy Chief Whip on 30 June 2022 and had the Conservative Party whip removed. This triggered a scandal over his appointment to the role, leading to a government crisis that ultimately resulted in the announcement by Prime Minister Boris Johnson of his intended early resignation.
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Christopher John Pincher was born on September 24, 1969 (age 52 years) in Walsall, and grew up in Wombourne, Staffordshire, United Kingdom. He has been a member of the Conservative Party since 1987, having been politicized by the 1984–85 miners’ strike. He was deputy director of the Conservative Collegiate Forum, followed by the chairman of Islington North Constituency Association, the constituency represented by Jeremy Corbyn since 1983. He was tipped as a future cabinet member ahead of the 1997 general election, in which he ran for Parliament for the newly created safe Labour seat of Warley, in Sandwell; he came second, with 24% of the vote.
Pincher was a member of Iain Duncan Smith’s successful campaign for the party leadership in 2001. He failed to be elected in 2005 when he first stood for Tamworth, gaining a 2.8% swing from Labour. Although Brian Jenkins retained the seat, Pincher said he had won the arguments, after campaigning for more police and school discipline. While a candidate, he campaigned against the decision to close Queen Elizabeth’s Mercian School, which had been earmarked for closure under Building Schools for the Future, and called the 2009 decision to keep the school open a “victory for people power”. He also successfully put pressure on Persimmon to resume and complete construction of the half-built Tame Alloys Estate in Wilnecote.
Member of Parliament
Chris Pincher was re-selected to contest Tamworth for the 2010 election, gaining the seat on a 9.5% swing, taking him to 45.8% of the vote and a majority of 6,090 or 13.1%, over Brian Jenkins. In his first 10 months as an MP, Pincher had the second-highest House of Commons attendance rate of the West Midlands’ 57 MPs, after James Morris. In his first year, he spoke in 94 debates; top amongst Staffordshire’s 11 MPs.
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Pincher voted in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, which legalized same-sex marriage in England and Wales. Pincher campaigned against the building of High Speed 2, which is planned to run past the outskirts of Tamworth. He has defended residents from accusations they were “Nimbies” and has called the HS2 business case ‘significantly flawed’. In December 2010, he said any route via Mile Oak or Hopwas was “just not acceptable”. Soon after, the route via Hopwas Ridge was rejected, a move welcomed by Pincher and campaigners.
He endorsed closer links with Latvia after meeting Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis in January 2011. He has since met with the Latvian ambassador with a view to setting up an all-party parliamentary group for Latvia. He opposed moving the clocks permanently forward an hour to Central European Time. In 2011, he was a member of the special Select Committee set up to scrutinize the Bill that became the Armed Forces Act 2011.
Chris Pincher lobbied in Parliament for the Olympic Torch to pass through Tamworth during the 2012 Summer Olympics torch relay. In 2013, he organized a campaign to get local people to knit “beanie hats” for soldiers of the 3rd Battalion (The Staffords) of the Mercian Regiment, for their pending deployment to Afghanistan. In the same year, he helped organize the Tamworth Support our Soldiers (TamworthSOS) campaign, which saw welfare boxes sent to the soldiers in time for Christmas 2014.
In the 2015 General Election, Pincher was re-elected with an increased majority of 11,302, polling 23,606 votes, 50.04% of the votes cast and a further 4.3% swing from Labour. Pincher rejoined the British government in January 2018 as Treasurer of the Household. He was appointed to the Privy Council in November 2018. Prime Minister Boris Johnson appointed Pincher to the position of Minister of State for Europe and the Americas in July 2019. During the 2020 British cabinet reshuffle, Pincher was appointed to succeed Esther McVey as the Minister of State for Housing.
On 8 February 2022, during Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle, Pincher was moved back to his former role as Government Deputy Chief Whip in the House of Commons. He was succeeded as Minister of State for Housing by Stuart Andrew. In late July 2022, a petition among Pincher’s Tamworth constituents for his removal as an MP received almost 2,000 signatures.
Misconduct allegations & resignation
Chris Pincher resigned on November 5, 2017, as Comptroller of the Household (Assistant Whip) and voluntarily referred himself to the Conservative Party’s complaints procedure and the police, as part of the 2017 Westminster sexual misconduct allegations. He was accused of sexual assault by former Olympic rower and Conservative candidate Alex Story. In 2017, Story alleged that he had been the subject of unwanted sexual advances from Pincher in 2001, when the MP invited Story to his flat, where Pincher massaged his neck and talked about his “future in the Conservative Party”, before changing into a bathrobe. Recounting the episode, Story said that Pincher’s advances had made him seem like a “pound shop Harvey Weinstein”.
Pincher said that “I do not recognize either the events or the interpretation placed on them” and that “if Mr Story has ever felt offended by anything I said then I can only apologize to him”. Pincher was also accused of “touching up” former Labour MP Tom Blenkinsop, who told him to “fuck off”. On 23 December 2017, the Conservative Party’s investigating panel determined that Pincher had not breached the code of conduct.
He resigned as a Government Deputy Chief Whip on 30 June 2022, after he admitted he had “drunk far too much” the night before at the Carlton Club, a private members’ club, in St James’s, London, and having “embarrassed myself and other people”. It was alleged that he had groped two men. He was suspended as a Conservative MP but will stay in Parliament as an independent.
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On 3 July 2022, six new allegations against Chris Pincher emerged, involving behavior over a decade. Three complaints are that Pincher made unwanted advances against other male MPs, one in a bar at the House of Commons and one in Pincher’s parliamentary office. One complainant reportedly gave Downing Street details in February and expressed concerns over Pincher becoming a whip in charge of other MPs’ welfare. Pincher maintained he had no intention of resigning as an MP.
In the following days, it emerged that Boris Johnson had been briefed about Pincher’s alleged misconduct in 2017, which Johnson had initially denied. These false denials and Pincher’s appointment to deputy chief whip in spite of his history triggered a political scandal, which evolved into a government crisis, as a result of which Boris Johnson resigned as Conservative Party leader on 7 July 2022.
Chris Pincher is not married and has no ex-wife. The politician has kept his personal life from the public. After Alex Story allegedly accused him of misconduct, many netizens were exploring to find out if Pincher has a wife and children. He stands at an appealing height of 1.75m and has a healthy weight which compliments his personality. However, he was sworn in as a member of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council on 23 November 2018.
Chris Pincher net worth
How much is Chris Pincher worth? Chris Pincher net worth is estimated at around $4 million. His primary source of income is from his career as a politician. Chris Pincher’s salary per month with other career earnings is over $450,000 dollars annually. He is one of the richest and most influential politicians in the United Kingdom. His successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips.