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

  • The Economy 24 Sep 2020

    The devil, of course, will be in the detail, but from what I have heard, I broadly and warmly welcome this statement. I am encouraged by the job support scheme and the fact that it is targeted, for which I and my Committee have been calling for some time. I am encouraged by the announcements on loans and the pay-as-you-grow scheme, particularly to help small and medium-sized enterprises, and...
  • Covid-19 22 Sep 2020

    I very much welcome the balanced and proportionate set of measures that my right hon. Friend has put together and recognise that these are very finely balanced and very difficult decisions for him to take. But lockdowns, as I think he recognises, destroy jobs and also personal wellbeing. The fact that lockdowns have damaged our economy means that in the years ahead a smaller economy will...
  • Treasury: Covid-19: Fiscal Support 15 Sep 2020

    My right hon. Friend has done a tremendous amount to support jobs in our country, but does he agree that many thousands, perhaps even hundreds of thousands, of jobs are going to be viable after covid is dealt with but will not make it unless they are provided with further targeted support after the end of October?

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Profile

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
  • Northern Ireland
  • Treasury
  • Health
  • Education
  • Excise Duties: Wines
  • Tourism
  • Road Fuel Testing Unit
  • Parish Councils: Bank Services
  • 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: 14 Sep 2020.

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

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