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Chris Skidmore is a British politician and author. Prior to politics, he released a lot of popular history books. He served as Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation from December 2018 to July 2019, and from September 2019 to February 2020, during which he signed UK’s Net Zero pledge into law.
He also served as Interim Minister for Energy and Clean Growth. Currently, he serves as the Chair of the Net Zero review since September 2022. Skidmore was first elected in 2010 as the Conservative member of Parliament (MP) for Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, and became vice-chairman of the Conservative Party for Policy in 2018. On 26 November 2022, he announced that he would be standing down at the next general election.
|Net Worth||$5 million|
Christopher James Skidmore, OBE, FRHistS, FSA, FRSA was born on May 17, 1981 (age 41 years) in Longwell Green, United Kingdom. He became a member of the Conservative Party in 1996 as a teenager. He was educated at Bristol Grammar School, an independent day school, before attending Christ Church, Oxford, graduating in 2002 with a first-class degree in Modern History (BA). He worked for David Willetts and Michael Gove as an advisor, and served as chairman of the Bow Group for 2007–08, before being appointed by another right-leaning think tank, Policy Exchange, as a research fellow.
Chris Skidmore was selected in 2009 to represent the Conservative for the seat of Kingswood. He won the seat by beating incumbent Roger Berry of the Labour Party in the 2010 general election. He served as a member of the Health Select Committee, leaving that committee on 17 June 2013 (being replaced by Charlotte Leslie), to sit on the Education Select Committee.
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Skidmore is also a member of the Free Enterprise Group of MPs, and along with colleagues co-authored After the Coalition (2011) and Britannia Unchained (2012). The authors of Britannia Unchained claimed that “Once they enter the workplace, the British are among the worst idlers in the world”.
He was re-elected with an increased majority at the general election in 2015 and became Parliamentary Private Secretary to the chancellor of the exchequer. From 2016 to 2018, Skidmore was Parliamentary Secretary for the Constitution. Following the 2018 cabinet reshuffle, he was sacked from this role but given the role of vice-chairman of the Conservative Party for policy.
Chris Skidmore was named by the ConservativeHome website in 2012 as one of a minority of loyal Conservative backbench MPs not to have voted against the government in any significant rebellions. He was a regular guest on BBC political programs, such as Daily Politics.
Skidmore was opposed to Brexit prior to the 2016 EU membership referendum. In February 2018, he argued in a speech to the Centre for Policy Studies that his party needed a broad and positive policy program to gain wider support, further stating: “If we are just going to talk about Brexit then the Conservative Party will rapidly decline”.
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He was appointed Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research, and Innovation on 5 December 2018, following Sam Gyimah’s resignation over the government’s Brexit policy. On 27 June 2022, as Minister for Energy and Clean Growth, Skidmore signed the UK’s Net Zero by 2050 pledge into law, becoming the first major economy to do so.
Following the appointment of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister in July 2019, Skidmore was moved to the Department for Health and Social Care, serving as the minister of state for health. Following the resignation of Jo Johnson from the cabinet, Skidmore re-assumed his position of minister of state for universities, science, research, and innovation in September 2019.
Chris Skidmore was dismissed from government and replaced by Michelle Donelan as Minister of State for Universities and Amanda Solloway as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Science, Research, and Innovation in the cabinet reshuffle of February 2020. Skidmore submitted a letter of no confidence in Boris Johnson on 6 July 2022 during mass resignations of government ministers.
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Skidmore initially supported Rishi Sunak in the July–September 2022 Conservative Party leadership election, but later changed his support to Liz Truss. On 26 September 2022, Skidmore launched the Net Zero Review. On 19 October 2022, Chris Skidmore put out a statement on Twitter, saying he could not ‘support fracking’ in a vote, citing his unwillingness to ‘undermine the pledges he made at the 2019 General Election’. The government was reportedly treating this vote in favor of fracking as a confidence vote, so he could risk losing the Conservative Party whip.
Is Chris Skidmore married?
Chris Skidmore is a married man and has children with his wife. His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential politicians in the United Kingdom. Chris Skidmore stands at an appealing height of 1.83m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.
Chris Skidmore net worth
How much is Chris Skidmore worth? Chris Skidmore net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a politician and author. Chris Skidmore’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $500,000 dollars annually.
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