Caroline Spelman

MP, Meriden

Meriden Conservative

Caroline Spelman campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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. Show votes

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Caroline Spelman has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • EU Council 29 Jun 2016

    My right hon. Friend consistently made the case for British car workers. Indeed, he made his final appeal to the country from Birmingham, which was much appreciated. Does he agree that reciprocity between the UK and the EU is absolutely vital in protecting the hundreds and thousands of jobs that depend on our access to that principal market?
  • Dog Fighting — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] 29 Jun 2016

    I am grateful to be able to speak in this debate, Sir Roger, and I know how important this debate is to you personally. I recently toured Birmingham dogs home—a newly created facility in my constituency—which had 90 dogs brought in on the day I went round. I was in pursuit of finding a new companion, having taken advice from the police following the tragic events that befell one...
  • Dog Fighting — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] 29 Jun 2016

    I congratulate the hon. Lady on securing the debate. No doubt, she will comment on the fact that within the UK there is variability in the sentencing regimes. In fact, Northern Ireland has increased the sentence capacity to between two and five years, compared with six months in our own nation.

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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
  • Treasury
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Valuation Office Agency
  • Council Tax
  • Local Government Finance
  • Council Tax: Valuation
  • Iraq

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: 27 Jun 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 sources
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 portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving 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).
8. Miscellaneous
I am a Vice-President of the Christian charity Tearfund and until June 2015, was a vice-president of GLOBE International. These are unpaid positions. (Registered 22 November 2013; updated 3 December 2013 and 1 October 2015)

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