Mel Stride

Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General

Central Devon Conservative

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 consistently 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 consistently 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

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Mel Stride

Last updated: 19 Apr 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Landfill Tax: Worksop 27 Jun 2017

    The previous Financial Secretary, in a letter to the hon. Member for Bassetlaw dated 19th April 2017, set out that a waiver of landfill tax for such cases would set a perverse incentive which may lead to the abandonment of other such waste sites. Therefore it would be counterproductive to waive the landfill tax liability in this case. I agree with this assessment. HM Treasury has made no...
  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits 27 Jun 2017

    Personal tax credits are not taxable. All those benefiting from tax credits awards in each of the years requested will have been exempt from income tax on these payments. Personal tax credit statistics data for 2014-15 and 2015-16 is available at: ts-statistics Finalised statistics for 2016-17 will be published in due course.
  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Allowances: Charities 27 Jun 2017

    It is estimated that around 740,000 people received income tax relief for donations to charity for tax year 2014-15. It is projected that 764,000 and 784,000 people will receive income tax relief for donations to charities for tax years 2015-16 and 2016-17 respectively. These estimates are based on the 2014-15 Survey of Personal Incomes, and projected to 2015-16 and 2016-17 using economic...

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Conservative MP for Central Devon

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


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)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 0 debates in the last year — well 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 during 2015, according to constituents.
  • People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • 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") 80 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

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

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