Mel Stride

Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General

Conservative MP for Central Devon

@meljstride

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
  • Mel Stride generally voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, 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.

Last updated: 19 Dec 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Treasury: Ramsgate Port 17 Jan 2019

    The Government has been clear that we do not want or expect a ‘no deal’ scenario, however we will continue to do the responsible thing and prepare for all eventualities.In the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal, customs controls will be required on UK-EU trade. HMRC has been working closely with key RoRo locations and the businesses that facilitate trade through these...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Licensed Premises: Non-domestic Rates 17 Jan 2019

    Budget 2018 announced a two-year business rates discount of one third for small retailers. As set out in the published guidance, the government considers retail to mean properties being used as shops, cafes, restaurants, and drinking establishments. It will be for local authorities to implement the discount and decide whether properties are similar in nature to those listed as eligible in the...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Licensed Premises: Music 17 Jan 2019

    HM Treasury Ministers and officials are in regular contact with their counterparts in other government departments on a range of issues, including business rates. Since Budget 2016, we have announced cuts worth more than £13bn to businesses over the next five years, including switching to CPI indexation, and making Small Business Rate Relief more generous so that 655,000 of the smallest...

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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
  • Road Fuel Testing Unit
  • Excise Duties: Wines
  • Hill Farming
  • Parish Councils: Bank Services
  • Tourism

Currently held offices

  • Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General (since 12 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 32 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Mel Stride’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 89.19% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 313 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Jan 2019.

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

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