He was appointed to the Government Whip (Vice Chamberlain of HM Household) on May 13 2015.
Dinner with lobbyists
A seating plan of the Conservative Party's Black and White Ball, in February 2014, was leaked to the Guardian in October 2014. The party, which guests pay between £450 and £1000 for a ticket, seats diners with the minister most relevant to them. The report revealed that while Hopkins was Minister of State for Housing and Local Government he sat with some of London’s top property executives, Bruce Ritchie, Paul Munford, an adviser to the Candy brothers and James Caan, who owns a property company. Ritchie is chief executive of Residential Land Group, which owns 1,200 properties in central London and between him and his wife donated £111,600 in 2013. Munford's company "arranges mortgages for wealthy foreigners wanting to buy high-value residential properties in London".
- Leader of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Islamophobia for two months in 2011
- All Party Parliamentary Group on Unconventional Oil and Gas, member circa 2015
- Kris Hopkins, www.parliament.uk, accessed 8 October 2013.
- Dods people, 'Arrivals, moves and departures', Civil Service World, accessed 3 November 2015
- Register of interests of members' secretaries and research assistants, 23 March 2016, parliament.uk, accessed 20 April 2016
- Simon Goodley, Melanie Newman and Nick Mathiason Tycoons mix with top Tories at fundraising ball in London The Guardian, 12 October 2014, accessed 14 October 2014