Christopher Chope

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(lawyer, politician)
Born19 May 1947

Christopher Robert Chope is a British barrister and Thatcherite Conservative politician.

On 20 February 2007 Chope attended a celebration of the life and work of Ralph Harris, the self-described ‘radical reactionary’ and critic of democracy who founded the Institute of Economic Affairs. [1] The event was attended by dozens of right-wing activists including Digby Anderson of the Social Affairs Unit, John Blundell of the Institute of Economic Affairs, the Daily Telegraph journalist Simon Heffer, Neil Hamilton, Gerald Howarth, Geoffrey Howe, Michael Howard and Lady Thatcher herself. [2]

Choke introduced a Private Members' Bill proposing the abolition of the BBC licence fee in 2008, the Broadcasting (Television Licence Fee Abolition) Bill. During the second reading of the bill he cited a pamphlet Antony Jay wrote for the Centre for Policy Studies ironically entitled "How to save the BBC". [3] [4]

Affiliations

University of St. Andrews, graduate [5]
Local Government Association, Vice-President in 2000 [6]
Conservative Way Forward, Chairman 2002– [7]
1922 Committee, Member of Executive 2005– [8]

19 May 1947|


References

  1. Andrew Roth, 'Lord Harris of High Cross: Rightwing economist with a radical agenda', Guardian, 20 October 2006
  2. ‘Lord Harris of High Cross’, The Times, 21 February 2007; p.69
  3. HC, Vol 480 col 1061, 17 October 2008
  4. For more information on this pamplet see BBC: Centre for Policy Studies.
  5. CHOPE, Christopher Robert’, Who's Who 2010, A & C Black, 2010; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2009; online edn, Nov 2009 [Accessed 18 March 2010]
  6. CHOPE, Christopher Robert’, Who's Who 2010, A & C Black, 2010; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2009; online edn, Nov 2009 [Accessed 18 March 2010]
  7. CHOPE, Christopher Robert’, Who's Who 2010, A & C Black, 2010; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2009; online edn, Nov 2009 [Accessed 18 March 2010]
  8. CHOPE, Christopher Robert’, Who's Who 2010, A & C Black, 2010; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2009; online edn, Nov 2009 [Accessed 18 March 2010]