About Chris

I was first elected at the 2015 General Election. The constituency includes Atherton, Westhoughton, Blackrod, Horwich, Heaton, Lostock and Smithills.

Prior to entering Parliament, I worked as an engineer in the Mass Spectrometry industry for nearly twenty years, so I feel that I would bring a wealth of real world experience to the House of Commons Chamber.  

With the Northern Powerhouse and Devolution to Greater Manchester, I want to ensure that Bolton West receives a fair share of the investment, prosperity and jobs growth. We need to ensure that our economy is rebalanced between the North and South and between industry and services.

Having been elected on to the Science and Technology Select Committee, I promoted the importance of our innovative industries so that we secure the high tech jobs in Britain and the North West.

Over the five years of this Parliament, there will be many challenges with the economy, health, education, transport and in many other areas, and, if re-elected, I will work to serve the interests of all of my constituents.