Caroline Spelman

MP, Meriden

Meriden Conservative

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How Caroline Spelman voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted moderately against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
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Caroline Spelman hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill 12 Sep 2014

    I add my congratulations to the right hon. Member for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk (Michael Moore) on bringing forward this Bill. He and I served in the Cabinet that made the unanimous decision to protect spending not only on overseas aid but on health. I am proud of the fact that, when we came into government in 2010—a very difficult time for this country, when significant...
  • International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill 12 Sep 2014

    I do not believe that the figure is arbitrary. I am not a qualified statistician, but I know that gross national income is an accepted, more accurate measure of how much money a country has coming in. That is internationally accepted as well. As we have seen, the UK is leading the way by reaching this target. That is a cause to be celebrated, which this Bill does in practical terms by...
  • International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill 12 Sep 2014

    I hear a challenge from beside me about where that is substantiated. For the record, according to the 2012 ComRes survey, 61% of adults supported the increases in overseas development assistance spending that enabled the Government to meet their 0.7%. Indeed, a third of those thought that 0.7% was too low. It is clear that the Bill has widespread support among the public and the third sector....

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Conservative MP for Meriden

Entered 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)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Modern Slavery Bill (9 Jan 2014 to 3 Apr 2014)
  • 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, Communities and Local Government (19 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Chairman of the Party, The Conservative Party (9 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
  • Chairman of the Party, Conservative Party (6 Jul 2007 to 9 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Communities and Local Government (18 Jan 2006 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (16 Dec 2005 to 18 Jan 2006)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Local Government Affairs & Communities, Local Government Affairs & Communities (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Local and Devolved Government Affairs, Local and Devolved Government Affairs (10 May 2004 to 20 May 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 10 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 67.27% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 15 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 575 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from Civil Service Learning, Quadrant Court, 49 Calthorpe Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 1TH, for talks for the Civil Service Fast Stream on Understanding Government:
£150 for talk on 13 December 2012. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 23 September 2013)
£150 for talk on 16 January 2013. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 23 September 2013)
£150 for talk on 6 March 2013. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 23 September 2013)
£150 for talk on 20 March 2013. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 23 September 2013)
£450 for talks on 12 June 2013, 26 June 2013 and 4 September 2013. Hours: 1 hr each, 3 hrs in total. (Registered 18 November 2013)
£1,200 for 8 talks, on 10 and 17 October 2013, 21 November 2013, 5 and 12 December 2013, 9,16 and 30 January 2014. Paid by Capita Business Services Ltd, PO Box 202, Darlington DL1 9HB. Hours: 1 hr each; 8 hrs in total. (Registered 7 April 2014)
Payments for attending meetings as a member of the Advisory Council for Kingfisher’s NetPositive programme, which aims to redesign business for a positive impact on nature:
£1,000 received. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 4 April 2014)
4. Sponsorships
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Address of donor: 53 Romney St, London SW1P 3RF
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Four days a week voluntary service from October 2013 to July 2014 provided by a volunteer intern who is self funding except for the receipt of a bursary of £7,150 as a member of the educational leadership programme at the Christian charity CARE.
(b) Date of receipt: October 2013–July 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: October 2013
(b) Donor status: company, registration no 3481417
(b) (Registered 12 November 2013)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Tearfund
Address of donor: 100 Church Rd, Teddington. London TW11 8QE
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights and visa £853.73, accommodation and food £120, minivan hire £15, total £988.73
Destination of visit: Dinajpur and Dhaka, Bangladesh
Date of visit: 20-23 February 2014
Purpose of visit: educational visit to see Tearfund’s Church and Community Mobilisation and Disaster Risk Reduction work.
(Registered 12 March 2014)
8. Land and Property
Part-share of residential property in Bath, residential property in London, West Midlands and Portugal.
11. Miscellaneous
I am a Vice-President of the Christian charity Tearfund and a vice-president of GLOBE International. These are unpaid positions. (Registered 22 November 2013; updated 3 December 2013)

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