Kris Hopkins

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Kris Hopkins has been the UK Conservative Party MP for Keighley since 2010. He was appointed a parliamentary under-secretary in the Department for Communities and Local Government in October 2013.[1]

He was appointed to the Government Whip (Vice Chamberlain of HM Household) on May 13 2015.

Hopkins now, from November 2015, sits as a member on the Armed Forces Bill Select Committee.[2]


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".[4]

Previous roles



  1. Kris Hopkins,, accessed 8 October 2013.
  2. Dods people, 'Arrivals, moves and departures', Civil Service World, accessed 3 November 2015
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Register of interests of members' secretaries and research assistants, 23 March 2016,, accessed 20 April 2016
  4. 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