Chris White (politician)

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Chris White
MP
Chris White MP.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Warwick and Leamington
Incumbent
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by James Plaskitt
Majority 6,606 (13%)
Personal details
Born (1967-04-28) 28 April 1967 (age 48)[1][2]
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Website www.chriswhitemp.com

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]

Education[edit]

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]

Career[edit]

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 held the seat in the 2015 general election with an increased vote of 24,249 and 47.9% of the vote, leading to a majority of 6,606 votes over Labour's Lynnette Kelly.

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

White proposed the Public Services (Social Enterprise and Social Value) Bill in 2010 as a Private Member's Bill, aiming to ensure that public sector procurement should take into account wider value to the community provided by suppliers. The bill, which purported to help social enterprises win more public services contracts, was supported by the government and became law in 2013[8]

He was subsequently named as a "Social Value Ambassador" by the government, but was dismissed from the role four months later following rebelling on a vote to intervene militarily in Syria.[9]

References[edit]

  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. 
  4. ^ TheyWorkForYou.com
  5. ^ "Candidate Profile: Chris White". Leamington Courier. 2010-04-30. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  6. ^ Policy Connect: Our Board
  7. ^ "Chris White MP". Conservatives.com. 
  8. ^ "Significant boost to social enterprises as the Social Value Act comes into force". Gov.uk Press Release. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "First official Social Value Ambassador announced". Gov.uk Press Release. 13 June 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Plaskitt
Member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington
2010–present
Incumbent