Chris Skidmore

Christopher James Skidmore, FRHistS, FSA, FRSA (born 17 May 1981) is a British politician, and author of popular history. He served as Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation from December 2018 to July 2019, and from September 2019 to February 2020.


Chris Skidmore

Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation
In office
10 September 2019  13 February 2020
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byJo Johnson
Succeeded byMichelle Donelan (Universities)
In office
5 December 2018  24 July 2019
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded bySam Gyimah
Succeeded byJo Johnson
Minister of State for Health
In office
24 July 2019  10 September 2019
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byStephen Hammond
Succeeded byEdward Argar
Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office
In office
17 July 2016  8 January 2018
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byJohn Penrose
Succeeded byChloe Smith
Member of Parliament
for Kingswood
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded byRoger Berry
Majority11,220 (22.8%)
Personal details
Born (1981-05-17) 17 May 1981 (age 40)[1]
Longwell Green, Avon, England
NationalityBritish
Political partyConservative
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionAuthor and historian
Websitewww.chrisskidmore.com

Skidmore was first elected in 2010 as the Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, and became vice-chairman of the Conservative Party for Policy in 2018.