Caroline Spelman

The Second Church Estates Commissioner

Conservative MP for Meriden

@spelmanc

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 quite often rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Anglicanism 3 Sep 2019

    The policies, structures and strategic development of the Anglican Communion are not matters for which the Church Commissioners has responsibility.
  • Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Global Anglican Future Conference: Rwanda 3 Sep 2019

    At previous meetings of the Global Anglican Future Conference the Archbishop of Canterbury has been represented by a diocesan bishop of the Church of England. No decision has yet been taken by the Archbishop of Canterbury about whether he or a representative will attend the 2020 Conference in Kigali.
  • Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Gender Recognition 3 Sep 2019

    The Church of England is currently undertaking a consultative process called ‘Living in Love and Faith’, which is considering all matters of sexuality and gender. In 2018 the House of Bishops issued Pastoral Guidance for use in conjunction with the Affirmation of Baptismal Faith in the context of gender transition, which can be found here:...

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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

Caroline Spelman campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • 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

  • Chair, Draft Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill Committee (since 5 Dec 2018)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 31 Oct 2017)
  • The Second Church Estates Commissioner (since 21 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill Committee (26 Nov 2018 to 5 Dec 2018)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (28 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • 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)
  • Shadow Minister without Portfolio (3 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
  • Party Chair, Conservative Party (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 Minister (Women) (1 Jul 2001 to 1 May 2004)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for International Development (1 Jul 2001 to 1 Nov 2003)
  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 Sep 2019.

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).
From March 2017, two fields in West Midlands: (i). (Registered 23 June 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
From 8 January 2018, Non-Executive Director, Commonwealth Games England. Non-remunerated. (Registered 16 January 2018)

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