James Cleverly

Minister of State (Minister for Europe)

Conservative MP for Braintree

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

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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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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.

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Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Developing Countries: Food 20 May 2022

    Russia's invasion of Ukraine is exacerbating global food insecurity risks, which were already heightened by climate change, conflict and Covid-19. With 1.7 billion people in over 100 countries now facing food, energy and commodity price rises, the global impact of Russia's war and the pursuit of practical solutions will be a key priority. The UK is stepping up to respond. We have announced...
  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Kosovo: Money Laundering 20 May 2022

    The UK and Kosovan Governments work together closely to tackle economic crime. We have a UK Fiscal Crime Liaison Officer based in Kosovo, who works operationally with Kosovan counterparts to understand illicit financial flows and investigate cases with links to the UK, work which has already resulted in disruption to money laundering routes. Our Fiscal Crime Liaison Officer also supports and...
  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ukraine: Peace Negotiations 20 May 2022

    The UK welcomes Ukraine's ongoing commitment to a diplomatic path to de-escalate, and we will continue to support them in achieving an outcome that delivers for Ukraine and its people. President Putin seems determined to pursue his path of violence and aggression, as evidenced by his increased military action in the Donbas and continued barbaric assault of Mariupol. We are therefore...

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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
  • Commonwealth Secretariat: Public Appointments
  • Commonwealth Secretariat: Finance
  • MOD Wethersfield
  • Elections: Fraud
  • Knightsbridge Barracks

Currently held offices

  • Minister of State (Minister for Europe) (since 8 Feb 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (2 Sep 2020 to 8 Feb 2022)
  • Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development) (13 Feb 2020 to 2 Sep 2020)
  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 2022.

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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