Caroline Spelman

The Second Church Estates Commissioner

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Meriden Conservative

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

Last updated: 16 Jan 2018

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 27 Apr 2018

    Registration of Marriage (No. 2) Bill - 2nd reading – Caroline Spelman. Legislation
  • Future of the Commonwealth — [Philip Davies in the Chair] 21 Mar 2018

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Gloucester (Richard Graham) on securing the debate. We are on the eve not only of CHOGM—for the first time in 30 years it will be held in this country—but of the Commonwealth games. As a recently appointed non-executive director of Commonwealth Games England, I want to dwell...
  • Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Churches: Blackburn 19 Mar 2018

    The Cathedral and Church Buildings Division of the Archbishops’ Council and the Church of England’s Parish Buying team are currently drafting guidance for those parishes that wish to engage with the project. Agreements will be entered into on a parish-by-parish basis. The guidance being produced for parishes will include advice on termination of contracts arising from the closure...

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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

  • 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, 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 19 Mar 2018.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Hogarth's Hotel Ltd
Address of donor: Hogarth's Hotel & Restaurant, Four Ashes Road, Dorridge, Solihull, West Midlands B93 8QE

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: company, registration 05067848

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Mrs Margaret Sykes
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 July 2017)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: CARE (Christian Action Research and Education)
Address of donor: 53 Romney Street, London SW1P 3RF

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Services of a voluntary intern for four days a week between October 2017 and July 2018, who will receive a bursary of £7,700 as a member of CARE’s educational Leadership Programme.

Date received: 4 October 2017 - July 2018

Date accepted: 4 October 2017

Donor status: charity, registration 1066963

(Registered 14 November 2017)
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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