Caroline Spelman

MP, Meriden

Meriden Conservative

Caroline Spelman’s voting in Parliament

Caroline Spelman is a Conservative MP, and so 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 never rebelled against their party in this parliament

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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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  • Has spoken in 40 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 13 written questions in the last year — 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 87.69% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above 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.
  • 116 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Caroline Spelman’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 597 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
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. This role ended in September 2015. (Updated 5 October 2015)
£1,917.32 (gross) received on 31 October 2014. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 3 November 2014; updated 28 September 2015)
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)
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)
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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