About Christopher

Christopher was born in York and graduated with an MA in Medieval History from St Andrew’s University in 1998 studying law at the College of Law in York before working as a lawyer and a tax accountant.

Christopher joined the Territorial Army in York – Y Squadron of the Queen’s Own Yeomanry ‘The Yorkshire Hussars’- and was a member for a decade.

After working for a law firm and as a tax adviser Christopher became a senior researcher in Parliament assisting in the reform of the failing tax credit system and the Conservative Party’s creation of the ECR group in the European Parliament. In this role he also worked with Rt Hon Mark Francois MP and the Rt Hon William Hague MP on their response to the Lisbon Treaty and creating the ECR group in the European Parliament.

After the 2010 election, Christopher became the Conservative Party’s Foreign Affairs adviser before joining Open Europe in 2011 as their senior political analyst contributing ideas towards reforming the European Union.

At Open Europe Christopher jointly authored reports on a variety of subjects including on potential trading arrangements and the repatriation of crime and policing law. He regularly writes for a number of websites and papers including Conservative Home BrexitCentral TheCritic and City AM.

Christopher stood for election in 2019 in Houghton and Sunderland South gaining one of the largest swings to the Conservative Party in the UK. He remains on the Conservative Party candidates list.

Christopher is a director of a number of small companies and has written a novel – a political thriller – The Durian Pact – based on his time in politics.