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Conservative MP for Central Devon
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Mel Stride voted on key issues:
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Health, Treasury, Northern Ireland, Transport
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Road Fuel Testing Unit, Excise Duties: Wines, Tourism, Motorcycles: Driving Tests, Agriculture: South West
(based on written questions asked by Mel Stride and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Energy Bill Committee (16 out of 16)
- Sports Grounds Safety Authority Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Health and Social Care (13 May 2013)
“Like my hon. Friend, I welcome the cancer drugs fund, which I think is important. About 150 of my constituents will die from cancer this year—about 100,000 people a year. Currently, 15% of 15-year-olds are regular smokers. Does my hon. Friend feel, as I do, that we should have standardised plain packaging of cigarettes to discourage the take-up of smoking and the cancer that results from it?”
- Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Written Questions: Government Responses (16 Apr 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he intends to answer question 148171, tabled on 12 March 2013 for answer on 14 March 2013.”
- Finance (No. 2) Bill (15 Apr 2013)
“The hon. Gentleman is right to raise the huge problem of unemployment under all Governments. Is he aware that in his constituency, between 2005 and 2010—that is, under the last Government —the number of jobseeker’s allowance claimants rose by 103%, whereas the number has risen by just 8% for the duration of this Government?”
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- Has spoken in 35 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 8 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 89.69% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 3 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below 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") 63 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
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