Mel Stride

Conservative MP for Central Devon

@meljstride

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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:

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

Recent appearances

  • Tackling Short-term and Long-term Cost of Living Increases 17 May 2022

    I rise to very much welcome this debate, which addresses one of the great challenges of our time: the cost of living. Right at the centre of that lies the rate of inflation, which many Members have referenced in the debate so far, and that responsibility is with the Bank of England. In very recent times, the Bank has come in for a good deal of criticism for apparently not having got on top of...
  • Tackling Short-term and Long-term Cost of Living Increases 17 May 2022

    I thank the right hon. Gentleman for that intervention, and I do indeed stand by that. I still believe that it is possible, in a relatively fiscally neutral manner, which would not require a fiscal loosening across the period of the Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts, to smooth the way in which benefits are indexed. It seems particularly regrettable that benefits such as universal...
  • Treasury: Topical Questions 17 May 2022

    Naturally, there has been criticism of the Bank of England, given the level of inflation and its inflation target, but among that criticism there have been reports that some in government, including perhaps one member of the Cabinet, have been suggesting that the independence of the Bank of England should be removed. Does my right hon. Friend agree that it is essential that our central bank...

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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Cultural Objects (Protection From Seizure) Bill Committee (since 9 Nov 2021)
  • 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: 16 May 2022.

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

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