|Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Communities and Local Government|
15 July 2014
|Prime Minister||David Cameron|
|Preceded by||Brandon Lewis|
|Minister of State for Housing and Local Government|
7 October 2013 – 15 July 2014
|Prime Minister||David Cameron|
|Preceded by||Mark Prisk|
|Succeeded by||Brandon Lewis|
|Member of Parliament
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Ann Cryer|
|Born||8 June 1963|
|Residence||Oakworth, West Yorkshire|
|Alma mater||University of Leeds (??)|
Kristan Frederick (Kris) Hopkins (born 8 June 1963) is a British Conservative Party politician, who was elected at the 2010 general election as the Member of Parliament for Keighley in West Yorkshire. He is Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Department for Communities and Local Government and the former housing minister.
According to his CV, on leaving the Army he completed a degree in communications and cultural studies at Leeds University before going on to lecture in media theory, communications and digital media. His CV gives neither dates nor places for any of these activities. He actually studied at Trinity and All Saints College in Horsforth, Leeds (now named Leeds Trinity University). The college's degrees at that time were awarded by the University of Leeds.
Hopkins had stood twice for Parliament before being elected, when he was second to Linda Riordan in the 2005 election for the seat of Halifax, also in West Yorkshire and for the Leeds West Constituency in 2001.
In October 2013 he was appointed Minister for Housing. Conservative Party colleague Nadine Dorries called the promotion of Hopkins to a junior ministerial posts "a really awful decision", describing him on Twitter as "one of parliament's slimiest, nastiest MP's". Therese Coffey defended Hopkins, describing him as "authentic and brave"
In the July 2014 reshuffle, Hopkins became minister for local government and adult social care..
In 2012 Hopkins alleged that some Muslim gangs were targeting young white girls for rape, saying "if we deny that fact in this House then the BNP and everybody else climbs on board" and suggested that law enforcement was hindered in pursuing them by "political correctness"
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- "Muslim gang 'white rape' claim prompts row". BBC. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
- Kris Hopkins Official website
- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Keighley