Caroline Spelman’s voting in Parliament
Caroline Spelman is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Caroline Spelman sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
Caroline Spelman generally voted against university tuition fees, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for.
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Caroline Spelman has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
During a very constructive meeting with the Secretary of State, the Church of England’s representatives offered the use of church towers and spires to extend broadband and mobile phone coverage in rural areas. Will the Minister update the House on progress?
I should first declare my personal position, which is that I voted in favour of same sex marriage when the decision was before Parliament, but I do recognise that it is difficult for the Anglican Church. The Anglican Communion extends over many different cultures and many continents, and not all cultures and societies move at the same pace. It is therefore all the more remarkable that the...
As I mentioned, the Anglican Communion is extremely diverse. What we must remember, living here in the liberal west, is that a typical Anglican communicant is in Africa and black, female and under 35; in many African nations there are also very strong views on this subject, and keeping the Communion together is a big challenge. It is open to Church of England clergy to enter into civil...
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Conservative MP for Meriden
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Communities and Local Government
- Deputy Prime Minister
- International Development
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Valuation Office Agency
- Council Tax
- Local Government Finance
- Council Tax: Valuation
Currently held offices
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 28 Oct 2015)
- The Second Church Estates Commissioner (since 21 May 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (25 Feb 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Draft Modern Slavery Bill Committee (9 Jan 2014 to 3 Apr 2014)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (16 Dec 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Party Chair, Conservative Party (3 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
- Without portfolio (3 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Secretary of State (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1 May 2004 to 10 May 2005)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (10 Nov 2003 to 1 May 2004)
- Shadow Secretary of State for International Development (1 Jul 2001 to 1 Nov 2003)
- Shadow Minister (Women) (1 Jul 2001 to 1 May 2004)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (10 Jun 1999 to 10 Sep 2001)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (10 Jun 1998 to 10 Jun 1999)
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (14 Jul 1997 to 22 Jun 1998)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 3 May 2016.
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Margaret Sykes
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
Donor status: individual
(Registered 12 June 2015
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: Church of England
Address of donor: Church House, Dean's Yard, London SW1P 3NZ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Accommodation and food valued at £325.05 whilst attending General Synod
, plus travel costing £84.70 and paid on 30 July 2015
; £409.75 in total
Date received: 10-13 July 2015
Date accepted: 10-13 July 2015
Donor status: other
(Registered 07 August 2015
5. Gifts and benefits from sources outside the UK
Name of donor: Swiss Parliament
Address of donor: CH - 3003 Berne
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: as part of the British-Swiss APPG's Parliamentary Ski Week, two ski passes with a value of £247; £494 in total
Date received: 28 March 2016
Date accepted: 28 March 2016
Donor status: other
(Registered 21 April 2016)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Part-share of residential property in Bath: (i).
Residential property in London, West Midlands and Portugal: (i).
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