Mel Stride

Conservative MP for Central Devon

@meljstride

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Mel Stride’s voting in Parliament

Mel Stride is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Mel Stride sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Mel Stride voted for allowing terminally ill people to be given assistance to end their life, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Mel Stride voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Mel Stride’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Mel Stride’s full vote analysis page for more.

Mel Stride has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Spending Review 2020 and OBR Forecast 25 Nov 2020

    I very much welcome many of the positive measures that my right hon. Friend has just announced. However, he has inevitably revealed some of the more difficult decisions that he has to make around a reduction in overseas development aid and the freezing of public sector pay next year—not across the board but on a selective basis—and there will be many difficult decisions of that type...
  • Spending Review 2020 and OBR Forecast 25 Nov 2020

    I very much welcome many of the positive measures that my right hon. Friend has just announced. However, he has inevitably revealed some of the more difficult decisions that he has to make around a reduction in overseas development aid and the freezing of public sector pay next year—not across the board but on a selective basis—and there will be many difficult decisions of that type...
  • Economy Update 5 Nov 2020

    I agree with my right hon. Friend that taking an iterative approach to these problems as circumstances change is a strength rather than a weakness, but may I just focus for a moment on the lockdown itself? As my right hon. Friend will know, the minutes of the SAGE meeting held on 21 September stated: “Policy makers will need to consider analysis of economic impacts and the associated harms...

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Conservative MP for Central Devon

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

Mel Stride campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Northern Ireland
  • Treasury
  • Education
  • Parish Councils: Bank Services
  • Tourism
  • Excise Duties: Wines
  • Road Fuel Testing Unit
  • Hill Farming

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 20 May 2020)
  • Chair, Treasury Committee (since 27 Jan 2020)
  • Chair, Treasury Committee (since 27 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Treasury Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Treasury Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (23 Oct 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Treasury Committee (23 Oct 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Treasury Committee (23 Oct 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (23 May 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (23 May 2019 to 24 Jul 2019)
  • Member, House of Commons Commission (23 May 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (23 May 2019 to 24 Jul 2019)
  • Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General (12 Jun 2017 to 23 May 2019)
  • Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons) (18 Jul 2016 to 12 Jun 2017)
  • Government Whip (13 May 2015 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (15 Jul 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 28 Nov 2011)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Nov 2020.

7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Venture Marketing Group Ltd (publisher, organiser of exhibitions and conferences).

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