Chris Williamson

Chris Williamson

Shadow Fire and Emergency Services Minister

Chris Williamson is a former bricklayer, market trader, social worker and welfare rights officer.  He was elected as councillor, with two stints as leader of Derby City Council and then MP for Derby North from 2010 – 2015 and again in 2017.

He is currently Shadow Fire Minister and regular columnist for the Tribune magazine.

Chris has been an animal rights and trade union activist all his adult life.  He is a former chair of the Hunt Saboteurs Association and has been a trustee of the League Against Cruel Sports since 1979.  Chris has been a dedicated vegan for over 30 years.