Chris White (politician)

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Chris White
Chris White MP.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Warwick and Leamington
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by James Plaskitt
Majority 3,513 (7.2%)
Personal details
Born (1967-04-28) 28 April 1967 (age 47)[1][2]
Nationality British
Political party Conservative

Christopher White[3] (born 28 April 1967[1][2]) is a British Conservative Party politician and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Warwick and Leamington, having won the seat at the 2010 general election.[4]


White was educated at the state comprehensive St. Gregory's Catholic School, Tunbridge Wells, followed by the University of Manchester, where he obtained a BEng in Engineering, and an MBA from the University of Bath.[2]


White contested Birmingham Hall Green in the 2001 general election, then Warwick and Leamington in the 2005 general election.[5] In May 2008 he was elected to Warwick District Council. In the 2010 general election, he received 20,876 votes to Labour's James Plaskitt's 17,363 votes, a margin of 3,513 votes. White had a notional swing of 8.8%.

He is a board member of cross-party UK think tank Policy Connect[6] and a patron of the Leamington Spa-based peacebuilding charity Cord[7]


  1. ^ a b "Democracy Live — Your representatives — Chris White". BBC. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  2. ^ a b c Patrick Butler (2011-10-18). "MP paves the way for more social enterprises to deliver public services". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  3. ^ "List of Members returned to serve in Parliament at the General Election 2010". London Gazette. 2010-05-13. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
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  5. ^ "Candidate Profile: Chris White". Leamington Courier. 2010-04-30. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  6. ^ Policy Connect: Our Board
  7. ^ ""Chris White MP"". 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Plaskitt
Member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington