Caroline Spelman

MP, Meriden

Meriden Conservative

Caroline Spelman campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Caroline Spelman’s voting in Parliament

Caroline Spelman is a Conservative MP, and 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 for a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Caroline Spelman has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Breast Cancer: Medical Treatments 19 Oct 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions the Chemotherapy Clinical Reference Group has had on the use of bisphosphonates for the indication of preventing secondary breast cancer since July 2015.
  • Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Peterborough Cathedral: Finance 13 Oct 2016

    The Church Commissioners have made an emergency loan to help address the cashflow challenges at Peterbourough Cathedral. In addition to this financial assistance, they have also actively supported and continue to support the Cathedral and Chapter by giving practical assistance, for example helping the Chapter evaluate options for staff restructuring and its property sale programme. The...
  • Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Cathedrals: Repairs and Maintenance 13 Oct 2016

    The First World War Centenary cathedral Repairs Fund has currently allocated 3.45million of the 40million total, this has as so far enabled 116 vital repair and restoration projects across 57 Anglican and Catholic cathedrals to be undertaken. Lincoln Cathedral has received 1.18 million for repairs to turrets and roofs, typical of the costs faced for high-level cathedral...

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Conservative MP for Meriden

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election


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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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

5. Gifts and benefits from sources outside the UK
Name of donor: Swiss Parliament
Address of donor: CH - 3003 Berne

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: as part of the British-Swiss APPG's Parliamentary Ski Week, two ski passes with a value of £247; £494 in total

Date received: 28 March 2016

Date accepted: 28 March 2016

Donor status: other

(Registered 21 April 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving 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
Until 6 September 2016, I was a Vice-President of the Christian charity Tearfund. This was an unpaid position. (Registered 22 November 2013; updated 3 December 2013, 1 October 2015 and 7 September 2016)

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