Chris is in his third term as a Member of Parliament and is National’s Spokesperson for Housing & Infrastructure. He is also the Shadow Leader of the House and National’s Chair for the 2023 Election Campaign. Previously he was the MP for Hutt South and is now a National List MP based in Hutt South, and has also served as National’s Spokesperson for Transport, Regional Development, Police, and Youth.
Born and raised in Lower Hutt, Chris attended Eastern Hutt School, Hutt Intermediate and Hutt International Boys’ School. He has a first class Honours degree in Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University of Wellington, and has been admitted to the Bar as a barrister and solicitor. Before serving as an MP, he worked in behind-the-scenes roles at Parliament, and also worked as a Corporate Affairs Manager.
Chris lives in Eastbourne with and his wife Jenna, their son Jeremy, and their samoyed Ladyhawke and cat Ziggy. He is also the co-captain of the Parliamentary cricket team.