Chris was brought up in West Wickham, just up the road from Croydon and attended a state Grammar School in Orpington. From there he made it to Oxford where he studied Physics. Chris wants the opportunity he had in attending a Grammar School to be extended to children across the country.
Chris is married to Elizabeth and they have twins, Nicholas and Kitty, who were born in 2013.
At the age of 24, Chris set up his first business – a distribution business – starting off driving the delivery van himself. Four years later the business had created over 250 jobs and was floated on AIM. Since then Chris has set up and run a number of businesses in the UK and Europe and spent some time as a councillor in the London Borough of Camden.
Whilst MP for Croydon South Chris has worked with the Government to ensure long term improvements to rail infrastructure and in tackling the problems with Southern Rail. Chris has also successfully campaigned to ensure fairer wages in big businesses and to prevent damaging proposals from Croydon Council’s Labour administration”