Chris Skidmore was appointed as a Minister of State jointly at the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 5 December 2018.
He was Parliamentary Secretary at the Cabinet Office from 17 July 2016 to 8 January 2018 and elected as a Conservative MP for Kingswood in May 2010.
Chris was educated at Bristol Grammar School before studying history at Oxford, where he continued with postgraduate research.
Chris was elected as the Conservative MP for Kingswood in 2010. He sat on the Health Select Committee from 2010 to 2013, and the Education Select Committee from 2012 to 2014. In 2013, he was appointed to the Number 10 Policy Board, and in September 2014 he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Number 10 Policy Board. In May 2015, he was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.