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Christopher Hope Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Daily Telegraph, Charity

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Christopher Hope

Christopher Hope


Christopher Hope Biography

Christopher Hope is a media personality serving as an Associate Editor (Politics) for The Daily Telegraph. He is also the presenter of Chopper’s Politics Podcast and a writer of the Peterborough diary.

Christopher Hope Age

Hope is 50 years old. He was born on  24 October 1971.

Christopher Hope Height

He is tall in stature but his height is undisclosed.

Christopher Hope Nationality

He is British by nationality.

Christopher Hope Education

From 1985 to 1990, Christopher studied at Shrewsbury School. He has wanted to be a journalist since he was a child, and did work experience at the Formby Times. He attended the University of Bristol, studying Politics and International Relations from  1991 – 1994 before going to the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies in the mid-1990s to undertake a post-grad in Journalism.

Christopher Hope Parents

His parents are Michael and Caroline.

Christopher Hope Wife

Christopher is married to Sarah Hope. They have one son, Barnaby, and two daughters, Sapphire and Pollyanna. They also have a Jack Russell named Queenie.

Pollyanna is a student at London Contemporary Dance School, having had a ballet-specific prosthetic leg fitted. She also featured in the Toyota advertising campaign for the 2022 Winter Olympics and 2022 Winter Paralympics.

In April 2007, Sarah, her daughter Pollyanna, and Sarah’s mum Elizabeth were hit by a bus in South London.

“In April 2007, a bus went out of control in southwest London where we lived and it hit my wife Sarah and our daughter Pollyanna and Sarah’s mum,” Christopher told GB News.

“It killed Sarah’s mum, Pollyanna lost her leg and Sarah was badly injured. And your world just atomizes,” he added.

Due to the accident, Sarah and her twin sister, Victoria, wife of Conservative MP Richard Bacon founded Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope, a charity devoted to helping young amputees in developing countries

Christopher and Sarah moved to Norfolk after the crash and were affected in the long term through suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. The bus driver was found guilty of death by dangerous driving and jailed for four years.


In April 2016, Transport for London launched the Sarah Hope Line to provide advice and support to people affected by serious incidents on London’s transport network.

Christopher Hope Daily Telegraph

Christopher is an Associate Editor (Politics) for The Daily Telegraph. He is also the host of Chopper’s Politics Podcast (formerly Chopper’s Brexit Podcast), a weekly podcast featuring interviews with politicians and commentators, and a writer of the Peterborough diary — published every Friday at 7 pm.

Previously, Christopher was The Daily Telegraph’s chief political correspondent and assistant editor. He has also presented the BBC Radio 4 programme Week in Westminster. Before that, he worked for PrintWeek, Construction News, The Scotsman, and The Herald.

In 2001, Christopher helped found a daily financial newspaper in Scotland, Business AM, which folded the following year. He was hired by The Daily Telegraph’s City editor Neil Collins in 2003 as a business correspondent and industry editor.

In 2008 he was promoted from home affairs editor to Whitehall editor, thus entering the politics team, and subsequently moved to the senior political correspondent. He was part of the team of Daily Telegraph journalists that broke the news of the parliamentary expenses scandal. He also claims to have coined the term flipping to denote the alleged practice of MPs re-designating second homes.

Christopher co-wrote the book Conundrum with Richard Bacon, a detailed account of the failings of the UK public sector and government projects.

In 2013 he was chairman of the Parliamentary Press Gallery. He was also chairman of the Lobby in 2019 and 2020.

Christopher Hope Nick Name

Tim Shipman, a fellow journalist, and a friend helped give Hope the nickname Chopper.

Christopher Hope Salary and Net Worth

His salary and net worth are under review.

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