My Local Campaigns

Protecting the Green Belt

Boosting the Local Economy

More for Local Education, Police & NHS

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Boosting the Local Economy - Written Question on ScaleUps

Question:

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2020 to Question 14949, how many of the 33,860 scaleups identified are in (a) Dorset and (b) the South West of England.

Answer:

 

Chris Chope Supports More Front-line Police for Dorset

Chris Chope has given his support to the campaign by David Sidwick Dorset's Prospective Conservative Candidate to be Police & Crime Commissioner to ensure that Dorset Police provide better value for money.

Boosting the Local Economy

Keeping a flourishing, vibrant local economy is essential. Chris is concerned that planning delays are frustrating investment in the Airport industrial estate and preventing the building of much needed new homes on brownfield land.  

More Education, Police & NHS

As a long-term campaigner for fairer funding for our local schools, Chris is delighted by the GovernmentÕs announcement of a 5.14% average increase in per pupil funding, far higher than the national average.

Engaging with the Next Generation

Chris, pictured discussing community transport with Town Councillor, Grace Polson, believes strongly that young people should have a voice in local affairs.

Concern for the Environment

As a former Environment Minister, Chris is committed to protecting the Green Belt. He has worked with the CPRE and has promoted a Green Belt Protection Bill in Parliament. Chris is concerned about the risk to health from air pollution and unsafe bathing waters.

Active in Christchurch

In the Christchurch constituency Chris engages with charities and other community groups. This picture shows him at the ARC Community Centre in Somerford with the work of a dementia-friendly group.