Christopher Pincher

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Christopher Pincher was elected Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamworth (Staffordshire, England) in May 2010.
In January 2018 he was appointed Treasurer of Her Majesty’s Household and Deputy Chief Whip House of Commons.1

Relationship with the Tobacco Industry

Accepted Tobacco Hospitality

In May 2011, Pincher accepted two tickets to the Chelsea Flower Show worth £1,132.80 from Japan Tobacco International (JTI).2
JTI spent £23,000 entertaining MPs in the UK in six months during 2011.3 For more details, see Tobacco Industry Hospitality for UK Politicians.

Opposed Tobacco Control Measures in the UK

Voted Against Bill Banning Smoking in Cars Carrying Children

In June 2011, Pincher voted against a Private Member’s Bill banning smoking in cars carrying children.4 The bill was supported by the British Lung Foundation.5

Against Display Ban

In December 2010, he signed a letter demanding that the Government reconsider the tobacco display ban.6
(In 2019 this letter was no longer available on the Conservative Home website)

Against Indoor Smoking Ban

In October 2010, Pincher voted for the smoking ban to be overturned in pubs and private members’ clubs.7

TobaccoTactics Resources

Relevant Link

Profile of Christopher Pincher on TheyWorkForYou website.

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  1. UK Parliament website, Biography Christopher Pincher MP, undated, accessed January 2018
  2. House of Commons Publications, ‘Register of Members’ Financial Interests – as at 13th December 2011’ (pdf), 13 December 2011, accessed 15 May 2019
  3. M. Goslett, K. Gladdis, Tobacco firm gave thousands of pounds worth of hospitality to nine MPs who opposed smoking bill, Daily Mail, 23 November 2011, accessed May 2019
  4. Hansard, Smoking in Private Vehicles bill first reading in the House of Commons, 22 June 2011, accessed 17 December 2011
  5. British Lung Foundation, Smoking in cars ban – a personal thank you, Press Release, 1 October 2011, accessed May 2019
  6. Paul Goodman, ‘Fifty Conservative MPs demand a free vote on shop tobacco display ban’, ConservativeHome website, 18 December 2010, accessed 19 December 2011
  7. Public Houses and Private Members’ Clubs (Smoking) Bill, They Work For You, 13 October 2010, accessed May 2019