James Cleverly

Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

Conservative MP for Braintree

@jamescleverly https://facebook.com/james.cleverly

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James Cleverly’s voting in Parliament

James Cleverly is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, James Cleverly sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • James Cleverly voted for requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • James Cleverly voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of James Cleverly’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit James Cleverly’s full vote analysis page for more.

James Cleverly has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

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Conservative MP for Braintree

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

James Cleverly campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Cabinet Office
  • Scotland Office
  • Home Office
  • MOD Wethersfield
  • Commonwealth Secretariat: Public Appointments
  • Commonwealth Secretariat: Finance
  • Elections: Fraud
  • Fire and Rescue Services

Currently held offices

  • Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development) (since 13 Feb 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister without Portfolio (24 Jul 2019 to 13 Feb 2020)
  • Co-Chair, Conservative Party (24 Jul 2019 to 13 Feb 2020)
  • Party Chair, Conservative Party (24 Jul 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (4 Apr 2019 to 24 Jul 2019)
  • Deputy Chair, Conservative Party (8 Jan 2018 to 4 Apr 2019)
  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (6 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, International Trade Committee (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (9 Nov 2015 to 3 May 2017)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Gallagher Developments Ltd
Address of donor: Gallagher House, Gallagher Way, Gallagher Business Park, Warwick CV34 6AF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Helicopter flight from political event in Guildford to a political event in Montgomeryshire and a return to London. The helicopter flights were donated to the Conservative Party and I travelled as Party Chairman along with one Party official. My share of the costs was £4,800.

Date received: 18 January 2020

Date accepted: 18 January 2020

Donor status: company, registration 08810797

(Registered 22 January 2020)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Lewisham, owned jointly with my wife: (i) and (ii). (Registered 04 June 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
Officer in the Reserve Forces. I have received no payments since my election. (Registered 04 June 2016; updated 27 October 2016)

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