Mel Stride

Central Devon Conservative

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How Mel Stride voted
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  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails

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Mel Stride occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Small Businesses 10 Apr 2014

    What recent support he has provided to small businesses.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Small Businesses 10 Apr 2014

    Last Friday, I spent valuable time with some very hard-working high street traders in Chagford, an important town in my constituency. Many of the people there were very worried about the level of business taxation, yet they were unaware of the 2,000 reduction in charges for national insurance contributions and the reduction in rates to which the Minister has just referred. What steps is...
  • Business of the House: Bovine TB 3 Apr 2014

    On behalf of my local farmers in Devon, may I commend my right hon. Friend for pressing on with what is right? It is right for our farmers, for rural communities, for the taxpayer and for cattle, and although this is often overlooked, it is also distinctly right for those badgers that will otherwise die a long and lingering death from this dreadful disease. Will he confirm that there is not a...

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Conservative MP for Central Devon

Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Northern Ireland
  • Treasury
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Road Fuel Testing Unit
  • Excise Duties: Wines
  • Parish Councils: Bank Services
  • Tourism
  • Motorcycles: Driving Tests

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 28 Nov 2011)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 37 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 5 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 89.26% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
  • 108 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Mel Stride’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 78 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for opinion surveys:
£75 received on 21 May 2013. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 21 May 2013)
£75 received on 10 September 2013. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 10 September 2013)
£75 received on 27 November 2013. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 27 November 2013)
£75 received on 29 January 2014. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 29 January 2014)
£75 received on 10 March 2014. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 10 March 2014)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone St, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing opinion surveys:
8 January 2013, received payment of £80.  Hours: 1 hr.  (Registered 8 January 2014)
9. Shareholdings
(a) Venture Marketing Group Ltd (publisher, organiser of exhibitions and conferences)

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