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|Member of Parliament|
|Assumed office |
6 May 2016
|Preceded by||Huw Irranca-Davies|
Christopher Philip James
23 December 1983
Newport, Wales, UK
|Political party||Welsh Labour|
|Alma mater||Cardiff Metropolitan University|
He started his working life as a trainee butcher and later attended Cardiff Metropolitan University completing a degree in History and Culture in 2005. Elmore then worked in a number of professions including Further education.
Elmore unsuccessfully contested the seat of Vale of Glamorgan in the 2015 United Kingdom general election before being selected as the Labour candidate in the 2016 Ogmore by-election, 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.
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