Christopher Pincher

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Chris Pincher has been the Conservative Party MP for Tamworth since 2010.[1] In the 2015 general election, Pincher was re-elected with a majority of 11,302. [2]

Since May 2015, Pincher has been the parliamentary private secretary to the foreign secretary Philip Hammond.[3]

Pro-shale gas views

During the second day of House of Commons debate on the 2015 Queen’s Speech energy bill, Pincher reiterated his support for the development of shale gas in the UK, describing energy security as an 'matter of national security'.

I hope that the Energy Bill will focus on increasing the exploitation of our shale gas reserves, which can not only provide the Treasury with a welcome income stream and provide many thousands of new jobs, but help our energy security. I trust also that the Bill will look at increasing and enhancing gas storage facilities around our country so that we are not just a few hours away from running out of gas, as we have been in some winters. [4]


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  1. Christopher Pincher, UK Parliament, accessed 10 September 2013.
  2. Christopher Pincher, accessed 12 November 2015
  3. Guido Fawkes PPS reshuffle in full, 29 May 2015, accessed 1 June 2015.
  4. Hansard, House of Commons Hansard Debates for 28 May 2015, accessed 1 June 2015