|Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Foreign Office|
16 January 2018 – 15 July 2018
|Prime Minister||Theresa May|
|Foreign Secretary||Boris Johnson|
|Preceded by||Office established|
|Member of Parliament|
|Assumed office |
20 October 2016
|Preceded by||David Cameron|
|Born||21 October 1978|
Stockport, Greater Manchester, England, UK
|Alma mater||University of Sheffield|
Courts was schooled at Berkhamsted School, where he was head of Fry’s House, before reading law at the University of Sheffield. Courts was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 2003 and practises as a barrister at 3PB Chambers. He worked in Wellington, New Zealand, at the Crown Law Office (Legal Advisors) for the New Zealand Government in 2009.
He was selected as the Conservative Party candidate to replace David Cameron as Member of Parliament in the Witney by-election, 2016. Courts supported the successful 'Leave' campaign in the EU referendum on 23 June 2016. He is a member of the European Research Group, having subscribed in April 2017.
Courts retained the seat for the Conservatives in the 20 October 2016 by election, but with a greatly reduced majority of 5,702, down from 25,155 when David Cameron last contested the seat. He was then sworn in on 24 October. He increased his majority to over 21,000 in the 2017 General Election.
Courts was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in January 2018, but resigned as a PPS on 15 July 2018, in protest of the White Paper on Exiting the European Union and the Chequers Agreement. 
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- "List of Parliamentary Private Secretaries (PPS): January 2018".
- "May suffers yet another resignation as Robert Courts quits over her Brexit plan". Sky News. 15 July 2018.
- Mikhailova, Anna (15 July 2018). "Theresa May hit by her eighth resignation over Brexit plans in nine days, as ministerial aide quits". The Daily Telegraph.
- Sabbagh, Dan (15 July 2018). "Theresa May faces rebellion from Brexit hardliners in customs bill vote". The Guardian.
- Robert Courts official website
- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Contributions in Parliament at Hansard 2010–present
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
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