"I feel utterly privileged to be able to live and work in the most beautiful city in England, and most importantly, be able to raise our children in a city that is safe, vibrant and liberal..."
Chris lives and works in Weston Village, Bath with his wife Celina & his two sons. Chris plays an active role in the community in Weston and can often be seen on the school run, litter picking or jogging as he trains for the Bath Half Marathon.
Chris runs his own small business - Frank Hampshire Media & Consultancy - that provides digital media advice to small to medium size businesses in Bath and throughout the south west. Chris is an active member of the Bath Spark group of internet and technology companies and can often be found working alongside fellow Bath based technology providers in The Guild Co-working Hub in the Guildhall.
As the leading Liberal Democrat activist in Weston, Chris organises all Liberal Democrat activities throughout the ward. Last year, Chris arranged and chaired the Weston Lib Dems Core Strategy/Housing public meeting at Weston All Saints Primary School that was attended by over 120 local people, as well as Don Foster MP and Liberal Democrat cabinet members from the Bath & North East Somerset Council administration.
In November 2013, Chris also organised the highly successful 'Achievements Day', the largest action day Bath & North East Somerset Lib Dems have ever done. This involved over 70 volunteers from all over the country coming to Bath to help us celebrate the successes of the Liberal Democrats both locally & nationally. This resulted in us knocking on over 2000 doors, delivering and distributing 3000 leaflets and obtaining over 40 new sign-ups. Chris is also on the executive committee of Bath & North East Somerset Liberal Democrats and Chair of the Membership Development Team.
Chris attends Weston All Saints Church and enjoys playing cricket for his local team, Lansdown Cricket Club. Chris is also a keen rugby fan and can often be seen at the Rec' cheering on Bath Rugby.