John Spellar

Former Labour MP for Warley

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  • Election of Speaker 4 Nov 2019

    On a point of order, Mr Clarke.
  • Election of Speaker 4 Nov 2019

    I think colleagues know who has dropped out. It seems to me utterly absurd not to have just reprinted the ballot paper for people to put their cross. All of this delay is quite unnecessary and bureaucratic.
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Social Services 4 Nov 2019

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of trends in the level of central Government funding for local authorities on the adequacy of children's services provided by local authorities.

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Former Labour MP for Warley

Entered the House of Commons on 28 October 1982 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

Also represented Warley West; Birmingham, Northfield

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Topics of interest

We don't know whether John Spellar campaigned to leave, or stay in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Home Department
  • Transport
  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Correspondence
  • Departmental Expenditure
  • Drinking Water
  • Afghanistan

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (12 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Defence Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (10 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (8 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Defence Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Administration Committee (22 Nov 2010 to 1 Jul 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (8 Oct 2010 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (21 Jun 2010 to 13 Oct 2010)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (9 Feb 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons) (5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (17 May 2006 to 31 Oct 2006)
  • The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (13 Jun 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Minister of State (Department for Transport) (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Minister of State (Department of Transport, Local Government and Regions) (Transport) (8 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (29 Jul 1999 to 8 Jun 2001)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (6 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) (1 Jun 1995 to 1 Jun 1997)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (1 Jun 1994 to 1 Jun 1995)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 1992 to 1 Jun 1994)
  • Member, Energy Committee (21 Jan 1983 to 9 Jun 1983)

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  • Has spoken in 47 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all John Spellar’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 90 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 74.73% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 73 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 712 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Henry Jackson Society
Address of donor: Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London SW1P 4QP

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Accommodation and hospitality whilst attending UK-US Legislators' Conference in Oxford, value £504

Date received: 15-16 December 2018

Date accepted: 15 December 2018

Donor status: company, registration 07465741

(Registered 24 January 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Address of donor: 12 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2LP

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flights costing £4,590; hotel costs estimated at £1,000; internal travel, food and sundries estimated at £1,495; £7,085 in total

Destination of visit: Singapore

Dates of visit: 17-24 August 2019

Purpose of visit: to compare the role of London and Singapore as a global hub for arbitration and mediation, and to meet think tanks and government about international policy issues.

(Registered 06 September 2019)

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