According to his website: " Chris has been MP for Epsom and Ewell since the 2001 General Election and has been an active local MP, involved in several important campaigns including the battle to secure the future of Epsom Hospital. He and his family live in the constituency. He is Patron of Nork Music in the Park and the locally-based charity the Forces Children’s Trust, an Honorary Member of the Surrey Scout Council and Vice-President of the local Lest We Forget Association.
"Between 2003 and 2009, Chris held a number of Shadow frontbench posts including Shadow Higher and Further Education Minister, Shadow Leader of the House, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Shadow Home Secretary. Following the formation of the coalition government in May 2010, he was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Work and Pensions. September 2012 Lord Chancellor – Secretary of State for Justice."