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.

This is a selection of Caroline Spelman’s votes.

  • Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Generally voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Almost always voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections 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 — Church Commissioners: Churches: Blackburn 12 Jul 2016

    The Child Friendly Church Award, now achieved by well over 100 churches in the Diocese of Blackburn, places children at the centre of the worship & ministry of our parish churches. This ensures that mothers who wish to breastfeed will find a warm welcome and adequate provision in these churches. We are grateful to the honourable member for the interest he continues to take in the detailed...
  • Written Answers — Church Commissioners: World War I: Anniversaries 7 Jul 2016

    The Church of England has led many of the commemorative events for the First World War at a local and national level. It would not be possible to list all the activities taking place now and in the future to commemorate the sacrifice of those who fought in the First World War, but each diocese and parish is marking the centenary in its own way. A number of dioceses have produced their own...
  • Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Human Trafficking 7 Jul 2016

    In March 2014 the Archbishop of Canterbury, with Pope Francis and other global faith leaders, gave their backing to the Global Freedom Network (www.globalfreedomnetwork.org), a ground breaking ecumenical initiative to combat modern slavery and human trafficking. The Archbishop is planning an international conference in 2017 with the Ecumenical Patriarch. The Bishop of Derby has also been at...

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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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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Jul 2016.

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)
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
I am a Vice-President of the Christian charity Tearfund. This is an unpaid position. (Registered 22 November 2013; updated 3 December 2013 and 1 October 2015)

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