Chris Elmore
Member of Parliament
for Ogmore
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Preceded by Huw Irranca-Davies
Majority 13,871 (37.3%)
Personal details
Born Christopher Philip James

(1983-12-23) 23 December 1983 (age 40)

Christopher Philip James Elmore (born 23 December 1983) is MP for Ogmore.

In 2008, Elmore was elected as a Councillor for Casteland in the Vale of Glamorgan Council. Later he was appointed as a cabinet member for children’s services and schools.

Parliamentary career

Elmore unsuccessfully contested the seat of Vale of Glamorgan in the United Kingdom general election, 2015 before being selected as the Labour candidate in the Ogmore by-election, 2016, which was held on 5 May 2016.

In June 2016, Elmore was joined the Justice Select Committee before also joining the Welsh Affairs Select Committee in July. In October 2016, he was appointed to the frontbench position of Opposition whip.

Since his election, Chris has particularly focused on issues that impact young people, often speaking in parliament and elsewhere on the subject. Youth engagement is an issue on which Elmore previously campaigned as a councillor.

In 2017, Chris was elected as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Rail in Wales. Chris has been a vocal opponent of the Government's decision to cancel the planned electrification of the Great Western Mainline. In addition, he has also campaigned on issues including passenger safety.