Mel Stride

Conservative MP for Central Devon


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

Recent appearances

  • Exiting the European Union (Transport): Electoral Commission 23 Jul 2019

    I beg to move, That an humble address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that Her Majesty will re-appoint Rob Vincent CBE as an Electoral Commissioner with effect from 1 January 2020 for the period ending 31 December 2023. The motion proposes that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that Her Majesty will reappoint Rob Vincent CBE as an electoral commissioner for a period...
  • Exiting the European Union (Transport): Electoral Commission 23 Jul 2019

    I will say two things in response to the hon. Gentleman’s question. The first is that it is slightly out of the scope of this debate on a motion concerning the reappointment of an electoral commissioner. I will, however, indulge the hon. Gentleman with my second observation, which is that the wider issues that he has raised would be best taken up with the Minister with responsibility for...
  • Point of Order: Serjeant at Arms 22 Jul 2019

    I beg to move, That this House expresses its appreciation to Kamal El-Hajji BEM for his distinguished service since February 2016 as the first BAME Serjeant at Arms, and for his prior 12-year career in public service at the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Constitutional Affairs, all of which service was notable for its geniality and quiet determination, and extends to him its best...

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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (since 23 May 2019)
  • Member, House of Commons Commission (since 23 May 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (23 May 2019 to 24 Jul 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)


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  • Has spoken in 44 debates in the last year — 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.
  • Has voted in 90.81% 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") 431 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 2019.

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

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